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Is a Summer Fling Worth It?

Let’s face it: the idea of a passionate, short-lived summer romance can be incredibly appealing. Nothing sounds more exciting than romping around with someone in the sun with no strings attached. But is a summer fling really worth it? Let’s get into it.


The Pros:

  1. The Adventure: As a Sagittarius, I love the thrill of the chase. A summer fling can be the time to live in the moment and not think twice. A time limit to a relationship can make each moment feel like a new piece of fun to add to your life story.

  2. Low-To-No Commitment: There is no pressure to be each other’s emotional rock when there's an end in sight. It also means you can have more than one!

  3. Learn What YOU Need: Sometimes flings are just what you want to figure out what you want and, most importantly, what you NEED in a long-term partner. Sometimes, you have to try on a few sizes before finding the right fit.


The Cons:

  1. Attachment: Let’s face it; we humans are complicated creatures. You never know who you might fall for, even if they said they want nothing more than a few fun nights. 

  2. Running From Yourself: Sometimes, we find ourselves in flings because we’re running from something. Think about if your choice to be a flight risk is based on something lingering.

  3. The Drama: Ensuring both parties are on the same page is crucial to avoid miscommunications. You want to ensure no ex will kick you to the curb when they find out you’ve been running around with their partner on a break!


So, the answer is: it’s complicated.


If you crave a wild chase and a low-pressure experience, a fling can be a fantastic addition to your summer. However, it’s essential to be mindful of the potential emotional risks and ensure clear communication with your partner. Think with your head on this one, not your heart.



Crea Dow

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