6 Dos & Don’ts of Having a Spring Fling

It’s that wonderful time of year again. It’s time to sit out on the quad, get an iced coffee, and celebrate (yes, celebrate) the fact that you’re single. No longer stuck inside because of the cold, winter couples are calling it quits and moving on to the coupling up that happens just around this time every year: the spring fling. Maybe it’s the weather, or the soon-approaching end of the semester that’s causing it. Whatever it is, the time for a fling is now. We’ve got you covered on what you should (and shouldn’t) do during spring fling season! So check out our list of the Dos and Don’ts of Having a Spring Fling!


1. DO Go for that cute guy that you had never even considered talking to before!

Spring flings are just what they sound like: flings. Even if you have nothing in common, it won’t matter! The end of spring semester means summer, and that means no pressure for commitment. Even if you have nothing in common, its fun hanging out with someone who’s the opposite of you for a little while. So give that guy a chance knowing there’s no pressure on you!

2. DO try new things!

That intramural soccer team you were always too nervous to sign up for? Sign up! Spring is a time for cleaning and making room in your life for something fun. Its a season of renewal, and fortunately that renewal comes with new guys! Who knows, your potential fling could be on the team!

3. DO be confident!

With the winter blues behind us, there’s no reason to not be completely confident this spring! Confidence may be just what you need to attract that potential spring flinger. Also be confident in knowing that you can move past whatever happens at the end of your spring fling. If the guy is really taking it for what it is, a fling, he may just want to move on at the end of the semester. Take it as an experience and be confident in knowing that there are plenty of other guys out there who would be lucky to be with you!


1. DON’T hook up with a friend.

If you’re just looking for a fling, hooking up with a friend could be dangerous. This is supposed to be a fun experience, not one where you’ll ruin relationships and friendships. If you think about the awkwardness that could result, you’ll agree that hooking up with a friend as just a spring fling is a definite no-no.

2. DON’T make summer plans (if you’re not planning on keeping them!).

Spring is the season for flings; they don’t call them year flings! Those are just relationships! If you’re looking for a long-term relationship, then this won’t apply to you. But if you’re trying for the full fledged fling aspect, then making summer plans makes the whole fling part pretty iffy. Because making plans and then breaking them wouldn’t be the best thing to do, don’t make them! You don’t want to be tied down for the summer!

3. DON’T let a fling ruin your summer.

It started off as just a fling. Now, you think you want a relationship with the guy. Unfortunately, the feeling doesn’t seem to be mutual. Don’t let this ruin your summer! You have a whole season away from the guy and time to find someone else who deserves to be with you. Stay positive, and your spring fling will be everything it should be: fun!

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