Things you’re not entitled to when in a casual relationship


People get in casual set ups because they don’t want the unnecessary pressure that come’s with a ‘serious’ relationship.

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You can’t control him…

…or vice versa. Not that controlling is ever okay but when you’re in a casual relationship there’s no chance of you asking each other your whereabouts. Neither of you owe one an explaination so let each other just be.

Honesty about everything

What you have going on is mostly physical and once in a while you’ll share thoughts, but it ends there! That doesn’t mean you need to get in on each other’s future plans.

The ‘I love you’ text

None of you should even get to the point of being head over heels about the other, never mind saying the words out loud. Yes, he’ll check up on you once in a while but you won’t get that ‘I love you’ text in the middle of nowhere.

Meeting his friends or family

This is to avoid uncomfortable conversations because if he introduces you as friend chances are you’ll be offended, so rather keep it simple and don’t let in a lot of people.

Seeing each other everyday…

…Leave that for those in serious relationships. Remember why you’re doing it, less commitment right? If he doesn’t call, you can’t get mad about it, it’s not part of the agreement.

You can’t claim him publicly

So you see him in public with a random woman? Toughen it up and keep it moving. You two aren’t a couple so in essence he’s not really yours alone.

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