These days it seems like it is way easier to meet people and connect with others that we want to get intimate with. With all the available options online it is easy for others to catch our eye, as we essentially have an open book and insight into other single people’s looks and lives.
Love can be a hard business and it can be even more difficult to have casual relationships without catching feelings because you just don’t even know when it’s going to happen. We all put ourselves out there to try and have fun, enjoy ourselves, and see where things go when we meet other people but it can be a tricky game.
Sometimes the best thing to do is simply throw yourself into it, be brave, be yourself and see where the journey takes you. Especially with these recent hard times with the pandemic and it stops us from getting out there and meeting people like we’re used to, now is the time to embrace the challenge given that things are opening back up again and life is gradually returning to normal.
So What Are 4 Tips On How To Have A Casual Relationship Without Catching Feelings?
Maybe you are just starting out in the dating world and need a bit of guidance on how to conduct yourself and limit your mistakes or perhaps you are a little more experienced but have been out of the game for a while, either way here are four things you can focus on to ensure you have fun without catching feelings.
1- Be Open & Honest About Everything
Regardless of who you are seeing, it is always important to be open and honest about everything. Having some sort of ulterior hidden motive is not going to get you anywhere and will only end up in you hurting others and getting a bad name. On the flip side, you need to be open and honest about everything to yourself and understand when certain emotions come into play. You might start catching feelings and if you hide away from them, you can get yourself into situations that you don’t want to be in. So recognize your and other’s feelings and be mindful of your emotional environment.
2- See Other People At The Same Time
One of the best ways to ensure you don’t catch feelings is to get out there and start seeing people. It might be the best solution if you feel like you are worried about getting too attached to one person. Keeping your options open and not letting yourself get too close with one individual will help in this sort of situation.
3- Remind Yourself Why You’re Doing It
Sometimes in life, it can be easy to get distracted or side-tracked when engaging in sexual activities with other people. We get caught up in the fun and excitement of regular hook-ups and forget why we’re doing it in the first place. From time to time it might be a good idea to remind yourself that:
- You are only looking for fun and to meet cool new people at this stage in your life
- You’re not ready for a relationship just yet and are testing the waters
- Other people might actually be looking for the real thing so that’s why it is so important to be open and honest about everything, internally and externally
- Catching feelings can happen at any time and you need to be aware of how you feel
4- Be Respectful Towards Others
Just because you have your own game plan doesn’t mean that other people aren’t looking to catch feelings. The vast majority of people that use dating apps or sites are probably looking for someone they can fall in love with and have a future with. You don’t want to give off the wrong impression to the right people, so being respectful towards others and how they feel could go a really long way in preventing you from catching feelings. Ask them how they feel, see if they want the same thing as you, and decide from there. Quite often you will find that being honest about what you’re looking for will actually help you find that exact thing a lot quicker than you realize.
Everyone enjoys the excitement of flirting that surrounds meeting new people. With the invention and development of the internet, we can meet new people easily. However, with it, comes the danger of not finding exactly what you want. Having a real plan and knowing what you want is incredibly attractive to others and will ensure you don’t hurt others and protect yourself in the process too.