As a woman, there must have been a time you wanted to take an extra step with a platonic friend. This must have been a good idea at first if you have ever thought of it. Yes, he is a nice guy and both of you get along well. You hang out for hours without end and you both cannot seem to have enough of each other despite being single. With these factors, there is the urge to go ahead to have a no strings attached sexual relationship.
There is always that one companion or a sex partner that does not require any romantic or emotional attachment. While casual relationships are usually fun at the beginning, it does not take long for reality to set in and you start developing a stronger feeling for him. You begin to think about him when you are not with him. It becomes more evident as each time you fool around with him, it become more obvious that you are beginning to fall in love with him. If you are in this situation, it is advised that you end the relationship unless both parties are interested in going all the way.
A casual sexual relationship tends to start out fantastic especially if it is with a good friend. Everything looks great as it seems to be the perfect solution. Such a relationship allows you to keep a supportive yet functional platonic relationship while having a little spice to it. Unfortunately, when reality sets in and the woman starts to tie romantic feelings in with sex whether consciously or unconsciously, parties in the relationship need to have a rethink.
While women easily tie romantic feelings in with sex, men tend to know how to handle hit-and-run sexual encounters. It is relatively easy for men to have some fun on the way without having any feelings for the other party. Regardless of how casual sex is, it is an intimate act. Therefore, women need to be very careful before entering such relationships. It is worth noting that the longer such relationships last, the higher the risk of emotional attachments and subsequent heartbreak.
Once you sense that your emotions are getting in the way of being platonic friends, it is advised that you end the relationship. While you might feel that he is nursing the same feelings, it is advised that you protect yourself by getting out of the relationship. Note that he will come for you if he is really into you.
The simple thing to do is to say “no.” Do not answer his calls or reply his messages. Say no to suggested outings or anything close to a date. Avoid the possibility of a “booty call” and you can be sure that he will get the signal that you want to be without him.
The expectation of both parties from the relationship is to have fun and with both parties realizing this, it is important to keep the relationship as casual as possible to avoid getting emotionally entangled.