How Often Should You See a Girl for a Casual Relationship?

Every woman -- and man -- will have different ideas about how much to date, so candid discussion is essential.
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In contrast to serious, committed relationships, when a couple dates casually, they may not see each other for regular dates. Rather, they might just go out for dinner when you are feeling bored or lonely. When you are in a casual relationship, how often you should see a girl depends on where you foresee the relationship going over the long term. Moreover, the arrangement should make both you and the girl you are seeing satisfied.

1 Dynamics of Casual Dating

If you want to keep it simple and do not plan on starting a committed relationship, then seeing your girl when you hear about a party or a new movie might be enough. However, many women find casual relationships difficult, particularly those involving physical intimacy, says clinical social work professor Ruth C. White to in “Psychology Today” in “No Strings Attached Sex (NSA): Can Women Really Do It?” If you are interested in getting to know the girl better with the intentions of possibly starting a serious relationship later on, then regular, weekly dates might be a good idea. Regardless of your intentions, talk to the woman about her dating expectations to make sure you are on the same page and are both happy with the arrangement.

Anna Green has been published in the "Journal of Counselor Education and Supervision" and has been featured regularly in "Counseling News and Notes," Keys Weekly newspapers, "Travel Host Magazine" and "Travel South." After earning degrees in political science and English, she attended law school, then earned her master's of science in mental health counseling. She is the founder of a nonprofit mental health group and personal coaching service.