We immediately bonded over our love of cheap beer, theater, and Johnny Cash. For the next five hours, the booze flowed; we moved to another bar, split a plate of nachos, and then drunkenly fell into a cab together back to my apartment. We continued to see one another, but we were explicit about keeping things casual.
So we laid down some ground rules: Until we got back to my place, of course. But I still had so much fun with him. But, all good things come to an end. The passion that made our sex so good also meant we bickered regularly.
So, I encouraged him to go after the other girl. We had one more night together and then we parted ways. I was a little bummed, because I really enjoyed the arrangement that Will and I had set up. But it also opened my eyes to one pretty amazing fact: Casual sex can be a lot of fun if both parties are on board. Will knew that I was never going to change my mind when it came to a relationship with him, so he gracefully exited the situation instead of trying to change it.
He knew casual sex was all that I could give at the moment, and when he started wanting something more, he walked away. The problem was me, and denial and maybe rom-coms. Now I know I can reach out to him when I need something, be it help spackling a hole in the wall or an orgasm. Will showed me who he was from the beginning — a funny guy I felt comfortable with who made delicious chicken and dumplings.
And lucky for me, I believed him. After being raised on a steady diet of Disney movies, I expected to meet someone and fall passionately in love — but wound up collapsing under the pressures of modern dating.
Luckily, I eventually realized that there's no "right" way to date, and that I need to find happiness within myself, no partner needed. Follow me on Twitter , on Instagram , or email me at maria. If you're anything like me, you spend a good amount of time psyching yourself up for a first date. Or, you know, having your friends do it for you. But the real world just doesn't. Having sex on the beach seems like the epitome of romance. I mean, who hasn't watched and then re-watched that super hot beach make out scene in From Here.
A casual friend, an attractive acquaintance, a hook up you hit it off with, an old college acquaintance, or an ex coworker are all much better bets. There are no wrong reasons to want to end things. Maybe you feel like one or both of you are getting too attached and you want to back off for a while.
Remember, honesty, communication, and discretion are the keys to success here just as they are in any other type of relationship.
Keep that in mind every step of the way and all will go well. Your email address will not be published. You may use these HTML tags and attributes: That said, a no strings attached relationship could be a good fit for you if: You like the idea of a relationship, but are too busy or focused on other things to focus on a commitment right now.
You appreciate being able to keep your options open and pursue a little fun with other people you might also be attracted to. Always, always, always have protected sex.
Understand that honesty is imperative. Understand that the no strings attached relationship is not a replacement for your ex. Starting and Ending No Strings Attached Relationships There are lots of different ways to settle on the right person with which to have a no strings attached relationship.
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