The first and most important rule is that everybody has to be on the exact same page.
Just because the relationship is casual doesn’t mean it’s OK to play with somebody’s expectations or treat their emotions like your personal chew toy.
It’s easy for lines to get blurred and feelings to be hurt.
If you want a successful casual hook-up, then you want to understand how to keep things straight forward and appealing to everybody involved.
But most of us come from a background where what’s considered acceptable “dating” behavior has a heavy tilt towards romance and monogamy.
It’s surprisingly easy to slip into the relationship frame without meaning to.
which is something you’re presumably not looking for.
The problem is that they often forget that casual relationships require maintenance and effort, the same as a relationship leading towards commitment.
Just because there are no strings attached doesn’t mean that it’s a free-for-all.
For example, a lot of “date spots” are designed to be as romantic as possible – low lights, soft music, etc. Except those romantic areas aren’t designed to be a prelude for steamy, bed-rocking, don’t-come-knocking sex later on.
They’re designed to inspire feelings of love and affection.