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Situationships: How Embracing the Grey Area Might Be What You Need for Your Dating Life | E99 Myisha Battle
Episode 9922nd May 2023 • The Struggle is Real: Adulting 101 • Justin Lee Peters
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Have you heard of the term situationship? I’ve been seeing the term across different media outlets but I hadn’t dug into it much until I found Myisha Battle, today’s guest, writing about how they might be the future of dating.

At first, situationships seemed to be a terrible idea to me but Myisha has changed my opinion on them. Now I’m thinking, a situationship is exactly what many 20-somethings might need at this time in their dating life.

If you haven’t heard of the term situationship before, it is defined as that is a relationship that is emotionally connected, but without commitment or future planning. It’s beyond a casual hookup or friends with benefits. A situationship could include going on dates, having sex, and building intimacy but exclude labels like boyfriend and girlfriend at least at this point of the relationship.

Myisha Battle is a sex and dating coach and the author of the book, This is Supposed to Be Fun: How to Find Joy in Hooking Up, Settling Down, and Everything in Between.

With her expertise, we have a really great conversation about if a situationship is right for you, the benefits of this relationship archetype, and how to exit this kind of relationship if it is no longer what you’re looking for. We always talk about tons of other great dating subjects like how to set up your dating app profile to attract the right kind of people for you. If you’re looking for some clarity and support in your dating life right now, this is the perfect episode for you.

Key Takeaways:

  • How different parts of the world view sex
  • How to communicate with your partner about the sex you want
  • How to set up your dating app profile
  • How to show up as your full self on dating profiles
  • How to land someone that is nothing like you’d expect
  • Could a situationship give you the dating flexibility you’re looking for?
  • How to end a relationship and breakup with someone with compassion
  • Framework for breaking up with someone
  • How to know when to take a break from dating versus when to push through


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