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Summer flings

Even though it’s been crazy hot for weeks, today is officially the first day of summer! It’s not exactly “boo” season – single people are enjoying their freedom – a lot.

From beach parties, patio pimpin’ (it’s a thing), and scantily clad beautiful people – conditions are ripe for the casual hook ups aka flings with no strings.

It’s interesting because a lot of relationships are hot and heavy by the holidays when we meet those supposed “summer flings.” These are those casual encounters that we claim don’t mean anything; so there are no expectations, no drama – just fun. Right, summer fling fun…and apparently, this is the best way to start a relationship!

Do you think summer flings are a good idea? Have you ever had one?

Have you ever had a summer fling that developed into a full-fledged romance? Do you think it had anything to do with the pressure free approach?

If you are only interested in a fling, how do you let the other person know that? How can you say it without sounding like a player?

By Wise Diva, Misadventures in Atlanta Dating Blog

390 comments Add your comment

Into the Light

June 21st, 2011
3:50 pm

was he rocking that Drakkar or the Avon Wild Country

It was Grey Flannel and moth balls. LOL :)

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
3:51 pm

@SexyC ~ I’m noticing you have a penchant for strange, old men stalking you. :wink:

SlimNumeroUno

June 21st, 2011
3:53 pm

SexyCool – That story sort of reminds of this dude who would stand in his garage everyday after the school bus dropped us off. We had to pass his house to get to our houses. One day he built up the nerve to come outside in just his robe with nothing underneath showing his wang. So all the days after that, we’d cross the street and run past his house until he eventually put his wang up (don’t nobody want any ole azz wang…and why yo butt be at home everyday at the same time…an ole azz wang with no job YUCK) :lol:

SexyCool

June 21st, 2011
3:56 pm

Leggs – I wouldn’t call dude a stalker, just an opportunist. (lol)

SlimGoody – I woulda told my momma. :)

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
3:58 pm

Not a stalker…I thought of the word with him still yelling after you for an answer. He wanted his voice to stalk you into answering.

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
3:58 pm

Leggs, that just the title in the article is said he paid Dexter Isacc, $2,500 to shot tupac. meow meow meow meow..poor little tink tink has to read the whole article and not just the head line. LOL

Sexy Cool, “You knew that didn’t ya!” LOL

Slim, maybe he was wearing Sex Panther

Into the Light

June 21st, 2011
3:59 pm

SC, you want me to send my brother down there?? LOL

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:01 pm

That story sort of reminds of this dude who would stand in his garage everyday after the school bus dropped us off.

Well let me add my .02…the route I take to/from work takes me to the intersection of Ponce and Briarcliff and (I’m not making this up I SWEAR) almost everyday there’s an older guy standing on the corner wearing biker shorts and a short a$$ shirt…and junk just all packed up in the front like heeeeey. To make matters worse, he had a stroke some time ago and walks with a cane and EVERY time I’m at that intersection he’ll limp his old nasty a$$ to my passenger window n wave his cane at me lookin like come get some young guhl. Gross I tell ya…plus old men five you worms

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:01 pm

@PR ~ you’re absolutely correct. I laughed after I read the entire article, and now I see your snarky post. But, you’re right. I don’t mind being “poor little tink tink” in this instance. :wink:

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

*give* I meant..

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:02 pm

@SassyMe ~ that dude is a fixture on Ponce and Briarcliff. He’s been there forever with that sock in his pants.

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:03 pm

Leggs, lol. You can always pick on my multiple typos due to me responding to fast.

Sassy, worms? LOL

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:06 pm

Leggs I wish him and his sock would go somewhere and sit down somewhere…or at least go to Midtown where he’d have better luck…

Into the Light

June 21st, 2011
4:09 pm

Now I KNOW I need a drink.

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:09 pm

Isn’t nekkid singing cowboy doing his thing in midtown (lol)? Can’t have those 2 distractions on street corners in midtown.

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:10 pm

worms?

That’s what my granny n ‘nem used to say and sometimes looking at these Old Spice wearing, geriatric, wanna be pimpin guys I believe it…

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:11 pm

Worms, that is so funny. LOL

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:11 pm

I see we’re still on compliments….well I just hate it when they compliment and you smile and say “thank you” or if they say “good mawning” and say back “good morning” and it can’t or won’t end there. It goes on and on and on. Yet, if you put the ig on them they you get nasty snide remarks.

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:12 pm

Oh yeah that’s right….I forgot about the nekkid cowboy. Maybe that’s why dude and his sock standing over there then…wouldn’t want any turf wars goin down. I wonder who’d win? :lol:

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:12 pm

Celisea, what if a guy notices you and says “good morning” you say “good morning” back but yet he wants to get to know you or try and approach you?

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:12 pm

Isn’t nekkid singing cowboy doing his thing in midtown (lol)?

Don’t know about the nekkid cowboy but there’s a duded that marches on P’tree with his majorette outfit…..boots, baton and all

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:14 pm

“…wouldn’t want any turf wars goin down. I wonder who’d win?” FUNNY!

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:14 pm

That’s Baton Bob. Yeah, let’s throw him in the mix. What a sight!

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:16 pm

PR – That’s the thing. Saying good morning is not tied to some sort of entitlement. We’re simply speaking and giving plesantries….all in passing. Nothing more or less. How would a dude know he wants to get to know me just speaking and only in passing?

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:17 pm

Leggs – You know/know of him? Baton Bob? Didn’t know that was his name. He is hi la ri ous…for real

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:18 pm

if you put the ig on them they you get nasty snide remarks.

it’s a no win situation sometimes…

SexyCool

June 21st, 2011
4:19 pm

Baton Bob has a website and Wikipedia page.

Willie Dynamite

June 21st, 2011
4:20 pm

Shall I say again, Compliments without strings attached are a lost art. Don’t let the few horny old dudes rob your sensibilities about a compliment.

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:22 pm

Exactly Sassy.

Usually I’ll say ‘morning…in return and it’s either you can feel their eyes burning holes in your butt/back or his “mmmmmm” or it’s you shole is this that or the other…

or

if you ig (like I do the nasty security guard that told somebody here I was just his type…perv) he keeps yelling “MORNING” or HAVE A GOOD EVENING….for this cat I look the other way…just irks me.

or

it’s dang shawty yeen gotta be like that, you can speak

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:23 pm

Baton Bob has a website and Wikipedia page.

Really??? Imma check him out

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:25 pm

We gave anyone for the 4th corner.

Sock Person
Nekkid Cowboy
Baton Bob

Too bad the dude walking around in the Superman costume stopped roaming. Use spot him all the time around The Equitable Bldg.

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:25 pm

OMG…there is a page on Wikipedia!!! Baton Bob is famous

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:26 pm

@Celisea ~ Baton Bob has followers. Yes indeed!

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:27 pm

The first time we saw Baton Bob a couple of coworkers and myself was coming down to pay for our parking as we were moving from Cobb County back downtown….we almost had a wreck…another girl was driving.

Celisea

June 21st, 2011
4:28 pm

And really it is rude to not speak…it cost nothing to be friendly.

SlimNumeroUno

June 21st, 2011
4:29 pm

Is it me, or does Leggs seem to know all the weirdos around town? lol

Quick Leggs, what’s the guys name that is often found walking up and down Old National? :-p

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:30 pm

Celisea, so If I see you 2 or 3 mornings and I say good morning one day you say good morning back and I ask you your name, after introducing myself in an effort to get to know you…because I amy find you attractive or maybe it’s the first time that you have noticed me…I am wrong for that?

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:30 pm

Don’t let the few horny old dudes rob your sensibilities about a compliment

Never that Mista Willie but I get your point.

Yep Celisea it can definitely be a no win situation…

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:31 pm

Baton Bob has been featured on the news, articles on him have appeared in the AJC. He takes his baton twirling, shashaying down the street very serious. He is a fixture and people respect him (sure some laugh, but that number is dwindling).

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:32 pm

WOW WTH is that! Someone should have warned me before I googled Baton Bob.

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:32 pm

That was a good shot, SlimNU. I’ve been here since 1979. I hope to know a little bit about a lot of the goings on in Atlanta.

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:34 pm

It’s very rare for me to be on Old National. I don’t know what’s going on over there. But, you must know him because that would be the only way for you to know if the name I gave was right or wrong. :wink:

SlimNumeroUno

June 21st, 2011
4:35 pm

SexyCool

June 21st, 2011
4:35 pm

PLito – not wrong at all. However, if I respond in a very noncommital manner, not trying to encourage your attention but trying to refrain from being rude, do not take my manners as a green light for an all out press.

Why can’t you just be contect with a hi/bye kinda exchange?

SexyCool

June 21st, 2011
4:36 pm

conteNt…

By the way…my appreciation to the powers that be for correcting the posting issues that the blog had been having for those few weeks.

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:37 pm

So persistence does not pay off?

Willie Dynamite

June 21st, 2011
4:38 pm

Sassy – My Dad is Mista Willie. I’m William, my friends call me Bill and my real friends call me Dynamite.

Purple Rain

June 21st, 2011
4:38 pm

Sexy Cool ,likes baton Bob

Sassy, likes the old guys with worms

Leggs, likes the wierdo’s

Leggs

June 21st, 2011
4:42 pm

Yes, PR, the weirdo’s are the underdogs…I’ve always gravitated to the underdogs….

Sassy Me...I'm soo ready :-)

June 21st, 2011
4:43 pm

my real friends call me Dynamite.

hmmm…wonder why? Okay gotcha. So who’s bartending?!