Not all single people are anxiously waiting for their next chance to get into a relationship. If you’re one of them, then you already know the benefits of keeping things casual instead. You can enjoy what you like about connecting with other people in a sexual or dating context without having to make a commitment you’re just not interested in right now.
The tough part is making sure the partners you choose are on the same page you are. Even if someone seems like the ideal casual fling or friends-with-benefits choice, they can still wind up catching feelings and wanting more. Here’s how to know whether that’s happening so you can plan your next move.