It's a tough question to answer, particularly when one partner has recently gone through a breakup — like Justin , Ariana , and Pete. Some people swear by the "take half the time you were together to get 'over it'" equation, but if you dated someone for four years, waiting another two to date might feel like unnecessary punishment. Plus, what could be less romantic than overanalyzing your percentage of readiness to date someone new? If there's no effective mathematical equation, how do you know if you're deep diving into a serious relationship too hastily?
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5 things you must do if you really only want to hook up with someone *one* time
Still, it can be hard to keep the people we hook up with at a safe distance from our emotions, and this gets even more difficult when you only want to hook up with someone just once. Yes, it is possible and totally acceptable to have your eye out on a certain someone but only want to have a little taste. When you find a One Night Only person, you usually just know. But since life is complicated, social media affords little to no privacy, and we are weak and sloppy when it comes to sex sometimes, there are some things you must do if you want to hook up with someone just one single, marvelous time. All of these things will also save you from having to ghost someone, which is no fun, even if it is sometimes necessary. Before jumping into that, try out these moves out to for a successful one-and-done hookup.
How to Tell If You're Jumping Into a New Relationship Too Soon
Are you single and intrigued by the idea of hook up culture? Maybe you want to be in an open relationship and like the idea of non-committal sex, but things often get complicated in the process. Maybe you are fine with this whole sex thing and, for you, there is no need to have anything more, but you keep walking all over people's hearts in the process.
Choose your guy carefully. Aggressively pursue your life outside of him. Keep it moving. Skip the cute nicknames.