Casual dating jealousy
Some relationships are strictly sexual while others are more companionable, but still without the expectation that they’re leading somewhere.
Because of the lower levels of investment, they tend to be short-lived and generally easier to walk away from than a more standard relationship.
Just because the relationship is casual doesn’t mean it’s OK to play with somebody’s expectations or treat their emotions like your personal chew toy.
Not having any strings isn’t a license to be an asshole or a player or to coast along past any misunderstandings or miscommunications. It’s important to establish from the outset that this is a casual arrangement and that of you are expecting more out of it.
Sometimes what you want is something a bit more low key, a more casual relationship instead of something long-term.
I wouldn’t mind giving a relationship a chance but I don’t want to stop dating if he can’t open up to me about it bothering him. Should I initiate the conversation or just walk away? It would be easy for me to give advice to your guy.
Unfortunately, your guy isn’t the one who wrote me this letter.
Whatever the reason, many people are more interested in a casual relationship than they are in something committed or long-term.
The problem is that they often forget that casual relationships require maintenance and effort, the same as a relationship leading towards commitment.
It’s like you’re a woman who wants to buy a lawnmower and he’s a man who wants to sell a lawnmower, and you’re both still wondering why the deal hasn’t gone down yet.