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Have a Summer Fling

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They're drama free

Before you embark on a fling, make sure you’re both on the same page regarding your expectations. Just because you don’t see a future with this person after your tanlines have faded doesn’t necessarily mean they feel the same, and vice versa. Once you get that conversation out of the way, though, rest assured that you’ve just had the most serious talk you can ever expect to have with your fling.

You have a standing date to everything

After a long winter indoors, the arrival of the first true days of summer means everyone is hankering to get outside any way they can. As the invites begin rolling in to barbecues, beach trips, day drinking in the park, or a free outdoor concert, it’s nice to have the option of bringing along someone who’s game for anything.

A fling makes you do things you wouldn't normally do

If you’re anything like me, you tend to date people who have similar interests, values, and taste in things like books and music. But for the purposes of a summer fling, there’s no need to vet this person using the same standards you use for serious relationships, which leaves you free to shack up with someone completely out of your wheelhouse. If you find yourself intrigued by someone you’d normally never consider seriously dating, think of summer as a free pass.

It's the perfect breakup remedy

If you’re entering the summer fresh off a breakup, at some point you might feel like every other person in the world seems to be part of a couple. Yes, it may be tempting to passive-aggressively “bump” against that couple furiously making out at the music festival so you can slop your beer on them. But why, when you could be investing that energy in some no-strings, summer fling sex? A fling serves as a great stand-in for those times when you want to live through all the best parts of a relationship while simultaneously getting your mind off the bad.

It could be the real thing

Yes, you should make sure you’re both on the same page about the nature of your relationship. But just because you both agree your fling is temporary at the start doesn’t mean you have to completely close the door on a future together should your feelings change. You never know—what starts off as a fling might be worth revisiting by summer’s end when you can’t imagine your post-Labor Day life without them.

 

Success stories

Siru Wallin

Nov 03 at 01:21 am
Done that few times.

Karina Callirgos

Oct 08 at 01:03 am
Best summer ever. My son was back home with his dad and i was in Peru having a careless Summer of love and fun at the beach with a cute boy :)

Bach Van

Jul 28 at 09:05 am
Long time ago

Sarah Joseph Glancy

Mar 16 at 03:44 am
May to September 2016

Leah Murphy

Feb 15 at 00:36 am
Nev

Emilia Lehtimäki

Feb 14 at 19:27 pm
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lakshmi binoy

Jan 14 at 20:57 pm
;) :p