Having incorrect people tell you not to text him first after you just hung out. Which kinda sucks for the lazy daters among us, not to mention that the veg-out brand of dating is way less pressure. Casual date-sleeping doesn't even count as real sleeping. Perpetually meeting up with strangers to see if there's potential to love each other? RELATED: 11 Signs You're Casually Dating the Right Guy The 33 Best Things About Being Single 20 Guys to Avoid in Your 20s Follow Anna on Twitter. And if you text him first, you wind up staring at your phone willing him to text you back. Or is it simply lying in a gridlocked position with someone whose middle name you don't know? This summer we can have a cookout— I mean I can have a cookout, whether you're there or not is whatever, I'm not looking for a commitment, I'm ~*~*s OOOO~*~ not one of 10. Staying in is too intimate for you guys — there always has to be some kind of plan, even if it's just going to a bar or a restaurant. Or wear the cute, less-comfortable pajamas that you reserve for these occasions. You inevitably lose sleep because you're not used to sharing a bed with this person. Fielding the potential for utter and complete awkwardness on a regular basis. After all, what guy wouldn’t want the freedom to go out with any woman at any time?But while it may seem like a desirable situation, the fact is it’s not for everyone.And you probably both trimmed your pubes in preparation for this. Having to juggle multiple guys so you don't get sprung on one. No matter how exhausted or not in the mood you both are, you have a duty as post-date sleepover partners — nay, as AMERICANS — to do it. But you might not have sex frequently enough to learn each others' styles and needs. You don't really feel like you can ask the person what they want in the long run. In other words, casual dating implies that there’s no obligation or commitment between the two of you, and your relationship with one another is light and informal with no strings attached. Casual dating can work well for many people, and there are numerous reasons as to why it can be the right choice for you.For example, perhaps you just got out of a long-term relationship and you’re not interested in and/or ready to pursue anything serious with someone new at this juncture in your life.
And yet, many people don’t exactly know what casual dating means or what it even entails.
There’s no right answer here, the point is to get clear on exactly what it is you want. While figuring out what kind of relationship you want it’s also important to figure out why you want that type of relationship. Or do you tell yourself that’s what you want because it’s what society/your family/your friends tell you to have?
Is casually hooking up with random women truly how you want to spend your time?
Or maybe you’d prefer to date in a way that removes the underlying pressures, demands and anxiety that can come from monogamy or a formal commitment.
Whatever the case may be, casual dating enables you to partake in the dating world on your own terms and with your own rules.
Imagine Greg waking up to 17 missed calls from that girl named Vanessa he took out to dinner twice; all because she saw him talking to another girl at a bar. In some cases, both of you might agree that you want to keep it casual but not see other people. But what if John and Becca haven't established if it's okay or not okay to see other people, then Becca gets asked out on a date? In Becca's case, she shouldn't say no on account of John.