By Caitlyn Trudnich
As Grease‘s Danny and Sandy once sang, “Summer fling, don’t mean a thing, but uh oh, those summer nights!”
Whether you meet a hottie while hanging out at the beach, or during a vacation trip – summer is the perfect time for love. While many summer flings unfortunately don’t have the longest life span, they still can be a lot of fun. Here’s some do’s and don’ts on how to enjoy that summer romance.
- Try something new. Whether it’s visiting a place you’ve never been, or trying out a new restaurant, it’s much more fun sharing experiences with someone.
- Ask about their interests. Part of the fun of getting to know someone is finding out what they enjoy. Chances are, you’ll have something in common.
- Walks on the beach. A romantic summer favorite that never gets old.
- Check out a concert. It’s said that you are what you listen to, so get to know each other better through some live music.
- Use compliments. Complimenting someone always makes them feel good about themselves. But don’t go overboard. Just a little, “You look great!” goes a long way.
- Pull out your new shoes or new outfit you’ve been dying to wear. It’s fun to dress to impress – just remember whatever clothes you’re wearing, to still be yourself.
- Don’t talk only about yourself. In order to get to know someone, you have to learn when to gab, and when to just listen.
- Drop the “we” card too much. “We should go here after summer’s over,” “We are the cutest couple ever.” Give this new relationship a chance to find it’s footing first.
- Don’t blow up their phone. You may think it’s a good idea to text “What’s up?” every hour, and after a few drinks you may think it’s an even better idea to call several times. But hold off. If they want to see you, they will.
- In relation to the aforementioned, avoid being clingy. Sometimes being overly available is a turn-off.
- Though it’s a good sign if their friends like you, it’s can quickly be a bad move if you instantly adopt them as your friends. Remember, if the relationship ends, their loyalty isn’t to you, and it can just make things weird.
- Don’t hook up with their friends! Just because it’s a summer fling, doesn’t mean you have to be a homie-hopper. #notagoodlook
Have fun, and enjoy your summer!