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Improve your love life with the dating tips in these videos.
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Get in touch with casual partners as soon as you determine you’re in an exclusive relationship with someone else; delays only increase the chance of someone getting hurt -- or of having your love interests cross paths unexpectedly.
Make a decision
Figure out how to break the news. Decide whether your time together merits getting together in-person, a phone call, or an e-mail.
Be cordial and polite, but be honest about having met someone else to ensure your former lover gets the message. If you’re destined to be friends eventually, they’ll realize your decision is for the best.
Make it brief
Keep your contact brief -- the longer the conversation, the more chances for someone to get hurt. When you’re done, walk away and don’t look back.
Suck it up
Having trouble leaving casual relationships behind? Make sure you’re prepared to make a commitment to your new partner; if you are, then enjoy the opportunity for meaningful romance.