Not only do I feel that a request by one party to keep things casual is inherently selfish, I find it hard to believe that two people can be intimate and/or spend time together without becoming attached.
We believe that will attract both new and old online daters.”Venntro’s niche model, which has spawned sites and apps ranging from mature daters and single parents to Star Trek fans, ghost hunters and lovers of ginger hair, is being applied to Something Serious too which has versions for older users and single parents.
Having since spoken to friends and classmates on the topic, I have been surprised to discover that many find such casual arrangements quite liberating, listing freedom to experiment and the lack of ‘stress’ associated with having to consider another person’s feelings as the main benefits.
However others, while expressing their ease in regard to dating multiple partners, have been more conservative in their views when it comes to having sex, regarding this as a no-no until exclusivity has been established.
And with regard to respect, is it really showing yourself respect if you continue to participate in a casual ‘relationship’ with someone whose feelings don’t match yours?
In my opinion, ‘keeping it casual’ is a recipe for disaster.
However, the last time I checked, feelings are fluid and have a habit of changing (often inconveniently) over time.