Not an inherently bad thing, but decidedly not a result you want if your goal is to keep to a no-strings relationship.
It’s also generally a good idea to keep things in the now.
Even little things like buying flowers or celebrating special occasions can reframe the interaction from “two people enjoying each other’s company without expectations” to “two people dating.” Of course, this doesn’t mean that you’re not supposed to have It just means that you need to be aware of the unspoken implication of your actions.
If you’re in a casual relationship, you should consider keeping more towards activity dates, especially ones that get you charged up – going dancing, for example, or playing pool.
For example, a lot of “date spots” are designed to be as romantic as possible – low lights, soft music, etc. Except those romantic areas aren’t designed to be a prelude for steamy, bed-rocking, don’t-come-knocking sex later on.
They’re designed to inspire feelings of love and affection.
But most of us come from a background where what’s considered acceptable “dating” behavior has a heavy tilt towards romance and monogamy.
It’s surprisingly easy to slip into the relationship frame without meaning to.
Maybe you’ve just gotten out of a relationship and the last thing you want is to jump on particular horse again.
That is about the same level you want to maintain with your date.
Personal topics aren’t you’re not trying to shut them out- but the more you both share about yourselves, the more likely one or both of you are going to feel yourselves crossing emotional lines.
It’s easy for lines to get blurred and feelings to be hurt.
If you want a successful casual hook-up, then you want to understand how to keep things straight forward and appealing to everybody involved.