Lots of people enjoy meeting new people, spending time together and enjoying a variety of activities, including sex, without expectations or commitments.
These sorts of casual relationship or hookups can be fun, flirtatious and exciting. They may be one-night standsmay last a few weeks or last a few months. Whatever these hookups are, sometimes one or both of you find yourself desiring a more meaningful relationship. The good news is that many hookups do evolve into more meaningful relationships.
It happens all the time. However, it does require that both parties share the same desire for a more meaningful relationship. But, you will never know if things can work out the way you would like them to unless you pursue the relationship.
Here are some things you can do to explore the possibility of a more meaningful relationship with your casual hook up safely and openly. First, be honest with yourself.
Carefully examine what you really want out of any relationship and this one in particular. If you now desire a more meaningful relationship and your hookup does not, do you continue as is or end the relationship? Knowing what you want is critical to moving forward successfully. Instead of getting together once a week on the weekend for some great sex, try to hang out during the week for dinner or drinks. Try things like this
Turn your hookup into a relationship a few weeks to test the water and see if your hookup plays along or seems resistant.
Third, if your hookup seems receptive to these changes and even appears to be reciprocating in a more engaged relationship, then set up a time to talk about your feelings and desires with your casual hookup.
Set aside some time to have an honest and in-depth conversation about changing the relationship to a more meaningful one. Share what you would like and listen to what they would like.
Finally, set time for a follow-up conversation in the near future and stick to it. This allows time for independent thoughtful consideration about the conversation and lets both of you think about what each other shared.