Friends with benefits
That hot guy whose dorm room is down the hall from yours has never taken you out to dinner, but you do engage in vast amounts of intercourse. There's no pressure, no commitment, and no drama.
If this scenario sounds familiar, then you, my friend, have a friend with benefits: a sexual relationship with no romantic commitment. So you hook up and enjoy each other's (naked) company and understand that the arrangement is 99.2% sexual and probably not monogamous. No pet names, formal dinners, or goodnight texts required (or expected).
Believe it or not, this casual relationship can have benefits that go beyond physical euphoria, influencing a positive approach to building future relationships while learning to differentiate between settling and just having fun.
"A no-strings-attached relationship spotlights the difference between emotional commitment and no commitment," explains Weber. "Thus, it can help you uncover what it is you want and don't want out of a future relationship."
College is the perfect time to get this out of your system. So when (or if) you eventually decide to take a more serious path of love, sensitivity, and co-dependency, you'll feel ready and more certain of what you want.