casual dating


So the person you’re casually dating is going to Europe. Now what?

Let’s be real – there’s nothing quite like the feeling of finding a semi-normal person you don’t hate to hang out with. Except when said person has a pre-booked Europe trip you hadn’t factored into your plans… after just a few days/weeks/months together. For the person left behind, it’s bloody bleak. While they’re off gallivanting around getting a whole lot more than an A grade tan, you’re in the foetal position wearing stale pyjamas refreshing Snapchat every 30 seconds, wondering where the hell you stand and if you’re… together? Rather than torturing yourself with thoughts of what (or who) they’re doing, heed this expert advice to sort sh*t out before they set sail. Having ‘the talk’ According to Sexologist and Relationship Expert, Dr Nikki Goldstein, you might actually be doing yourself a solid by having this incredibly awkward and soul destroying conversation now rather than later. “So many people are wondering, ‘How do…

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This Is When You Should Start Having Sex With The Person You’re Dating

I never know when to have sex with the person I’m going out with. Well, obviously, I should have sex whenever I want to. Two (or three or four or five) consenting adults should have sex whenever they would like. But there are all these rules that confuse me. Don’t have sex on the first date, because no one will buy the cow if they can get the milk for free (women are cows, apparently). Wait until the third date — yeah, the third date is definitely the right time to have sex! Actually, wait until you’re monogamous. Wait, no,  just wait until you’re married! To settle the question once and for all (although, is there any one-size-fits-all answer, really?), I asked Dr. Nikki Goldstein, expert sexologist and author of Single But Dating: A Field Guide to Dating in the Digital Age, about when you should start having sex with…

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