Having a summer fling is so fun! It’s basically a contract for a 3-month non-boyfriend. It’s more than being friends-with-benefits, but you’re not really dating. And the time period is too short for anyone to really develop serious feelings so breaking it off should be a cinch, right?
Wrong. Ending anything is awkward and weird and filled with a lot of “We can still be friends!” nonsense. Breaking up with your summer fling before you head back to school is totally easy if you know you’re never going to see them again. That conversation goes something like this:
You: So…stay in touch! Facebook me?
Fling: Totally, follow me back on Insta.
You: Grool. See ya next summer maybe.
I wish all breakups could be that easy! But they’re not. And if you know you’re going to see your summer fling again, whether at school or just around your town, things can get complicated. Here are the 7 stages of breaking up with your summer fling:
Tell Your Summer Fling It's Over
Unless y'all are planning to transition from fling to relationship, tell your fling that it's over and that there will be no more hooking up.
After vowing not to hook up anymore, you'll probably backslide and hook up one last time for good measure.
Seriously, We're Just Friends
That was the last time, okay? You and your fling agree that you're just friends.
Resenting Each Other
After realizing you're not hooking up anymore, you and your fling start to resent each other but refuse to admit that you have feelings.
Decide That You Want More
You figure out that you actually like your fling and want to maybe try dating so you freak out and are all "Why won't you date me?!"
Realize That It's Not A Good Idea
After the freakout, you realize you actually don't want to date your fling and decide you want to focus on the new crushes you'll have at school.
Actually Be Friends
After you part ways, you and your fling decide to really be friends this time. You'll keep in touch and plan to meet up for a rendezvous next summer!
Have you ever ended things with a summer fling? How did it go? Did you end up dating a summer fling? Tell us in the comments!