Do’s & Don’ts of Summer Flings
Before you storm the beaches searching for your summer flings, there are some things you must know so that your summer fling doesn’t turn into a summer flop.
Do Be Spontaneous
The whole point of having a summer fling is to have a romantic partner to do all sort of crazy things with. That is why in order to have a worthy summer fling, you must be spontaneous. If your summer fling wants to jump from a plane while playing Never Have I Ever, then do that! As long as both of you maintain spontaneity then this summer will be one to remember.
Don’t Go Out Looking For Love
Summer is the season for flings, not for love! Although, it is very possible for your summer fling to turn into a serious relationship, that should not be your focus. When your focus is falling in love with your summer fling, then you place expectations on a partnership that is built on enjoying the freedom of no expectations.
Do Protect Yourself
You should always protect yourself, but you should definitely protect yourself when partaking in a summer fling. Although you may be only flinging with your summer fling, you really don’t know who else your fling is flinging with. Summer flings are supposed to be fun and safe and the last thing you want to end your summer with is a doctor’s visit or a baby shower.
Don’t Pick Someone from Your College
Summer flings do not always end pleasantly or once they end you may not want to ever see that person again. In order to escape both of these very possible (and likely) outcomes, it is recommended to not partake in a summer fling with someone you go to school with. The last thing you want is to end up in a class or at the same lunch table as your fling once the summer is over.
Do State That This Is a Fling
Feelings get hurt less and fewer hearts get broken when people state the expectations and dynamics of a relationship at the beginning. A common occurrence with summer flings is one person perceiving it as a summer fling and the other person looking at it as a whirlwind romance. That is why you must state that it is a summer fling at the beginning. This prevents miscommunications and allows both parties to stay on the same page.
Don’t Blur the Lines
Even after you state that this is a fling, you must be sure to not blur the lines of a fling and a relationship. Stay away from partaking in activities that are normal of people in a committed relationship. That means don’t meet each others’ family, don’t go on dates, don’t make him your Man Crush Monday. Summer flings are the only appropriate arrangement where Netflix & Chill is completely acceptable.
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I have recently earned my BBA from the University of Houston and I am a native Houstonian. My background is in human resources, so I have an understanding of what motivates people and their actions. As a result of those things, I merge my personal, professional, and college experience to write blogs that everyone can relate to.