I watched the film No Strings Attached at the weekend. The rom com staring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher is a breezy fun film that tells the story of two friends who decide to have a casual relationship but ultimately realise there’s no such thing.
I really don’t believe relationships like this work. Someone always gets hurt in the end because we’re human and we can’t just switch off our emotions. Casual encounters are never as good as meaningful relationships and even though we may pretend otherwise, most of us do want to be loved and pursuing a casual relationship will not bring contentment. Whilst I’m happy being single, I don’t pretend that I don’t want to find someone special one day and I know that a casual relationship just wouldn’t work for me – I’d rather have nothing for now 🙂
Do you think a casual relationship can ever work for both parties?