Go Ahead and Have a Summer Fling!

Hookups are pretty amazing if you can do it right.

Summertime Funtime - Summer is finally here! And with that means fun, cocktails and rooftop parties. It can also mean finding a little summer boo, minus the serious commitment, to spend your time with. Here are eight reasons why it?s totally OK to have fun this summer. By Kellee Terrell  (Photo: Image Source/Corbis)

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Summertime Funtime - Summer is finally here! And with that means fun, cocktails and rooftop parties. It can also mean finding a little summer boo, minus the serious commitment, to spend your time with. Here are eight reasons why it’s totally OK to have fun this summer. By Kellee Terrell (Photo: Image Source/Corbis)

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September Soon Come - Summer break is exactly that: a break away from the seriousness. So spend this time smelling the roses, and while you're at it, why not fit in some romance, too. Just let them know you won’t be around past Labor Day. (Photo: Art Vandalay/Getty Images)

He's Not the One - You don?t want to waste your summer chasing after the hookup guy. To make sure you get the most out of your eight weeks of non-committed commitments, don?t pick the guy you?ve been crushing over for months or the one you daydream about having kids with one day. Great options for great summer hookups are guys with zero boyfriend potential.  (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images)

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He's Not the One - You don’t want to waste your summer chasing after the hookup guy. To make sure you get the most out of your eight weeks of non-committed commitments, don’t pick the guy you’ve been crushing over for months or the one you daydream about having kids with one day. Great options for great summer hookups are guys with zero boyfriend potential. (Photo: JGI/Jamie Grill/Blend Images)

1. Bring the Love - The most genuine and non-overpowering thing you can add to a space is love. So always come into a new atmosphere not to change it completely, but to change it together!  (Photo: Rob Lewine/Getty Images)

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They Are Drama Free (Or Should Be) - Summer flings shouldn’t have drama or a lot of expectations — meaning less opportunity to get your feelings hurt. Make sure you are upfront from the jump to make sure y'all are on the same page. (Photo: Rob Lewine/Getty Images)

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You Need a Plus One - With so many events happening this summer — BBQs, concerts, parties, etc. — a summer fling can be someone on your arm, and there’s nothing wrong with that. (Photo: Fuse/GettyImages)

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No Nookie Before Your Appointment - There?s a reason why they tell you NOT to have vaginal sex 24 hours before your gyno appointment. It can mess up your pap smear results, which is what you don?t want. Also, don?t use spermicides, foams or jellies before your appointment either.   (Photo: Jon Feingersh/Blend Images/Corbis)

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You Have Needs - Real Talk: We all have sexual itches that need to be scratched and there is no shame in that. A summer boo is right on time. (Photo: Jon Feingersh/Blend Images/Corbis)

PRO: There Are Sites for Everything - Seriously, no matter what type of mate you?re searching for, there is a site for that: Folks who love clowns, check. Unattractive folks, check. Dudes with money, check. Folks with good credit, check.   (Photo: Thomas Lohnes/Getty Images)

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Try New Things - Sometimes we get locked into a certain type of guy, like the bad boy with nice lips and swag. But a summer fling can open us up to someone we might never have looked at before. Why not? (Photo: Max Power/Corbis)

It?s OK for Things Not to Last - There is so much pressure to be locked down for life when it comes to relationships. A summer fling can let you have fun and learn how to go on dates and be courted minus the pressure. It's great dating practice. You?ve only got so many summers of trial and error left, so you might as well make the most of them.  (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

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It’s OK for Things Not to Last - There is so much pressure to be locked down for life when it comes to relationships. A summer fling can let you have fun and learn how to go on dates and be courted minus the pressure. It's great dating practice. You’ve only got so many summers of trial and error left, so you might as well make the most of them. (Photo: ERproductions Ltd/Blend Images/Corbis)

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It Could Last a Long Time - Most times a fling really just is a fling, but sometimes it can be more. Be open to something longer if the feeling is right, but realize that the point of a summer fling is that it happens during the summer. So don’t feel bad about not answering his phone calls or texts in the fall. (Photo: Simon Watson/Getty Images)