When you’re dating someone that you really like and feel an attraction toward, it can be tempting to jump into a sexual encounter with them. But you must ask yourself what you really want out of the relationship that you’re pursuing. Are you just interested in having sex with someone that you’ve only dated one time or do you want to hold off on the sex because you want the relationship to be more than just physical? This is a question you need to answer before you go on your first date with someone.
If you want to protect yourself from a one-night stand, the first thing you need to do is be upfront with your date about your expectations. Do not lead them on or make them think that it could lead to a sexual encounter afterward. Let them know exactly what you’re looking for in a relationship and that you are not interested in one-night stands. Upfront communication like this is the easiest way to avoid any misunderstandings or undesired advances from your date.
Of course, there are situations where people tend to lose their focus and let their physical impulses take over their better judgment. That is why you cannot allow yourself to be put in this type of situation. Therefore, never invite the person into your home after you’ve just gone out on a date with them for the first time. And, of course, do not go back to their home either. This is the surest way to avoid any one-night stands. If your date is truly interested in you, they won’t mind waiting until you’re ready to take the next step.
Meanwhile, you must make sure they are the one which whom you will want to take that next step with. Sometimes it takes a few dates with that person before you can make up your mind about whether you want to go to the next level or not. In fact, it could take months of dating before you can figure that out. So, if your date seems like they’re growing impatient or hostile about the wait, then you should end things immediately before they become resentful.
Most of the time, a date who is only looking for a one-night stand will not want to go out with you again if you’ve already told them that you’re not looking for one. Just keep the communication clear and it will be easy to weed out the bad dates with the good ones.