Dating : How do I approach initiating a casual/FWB relationship?
I [22M] recently left a rather emotionally taxing, long term relationship, deciding that I need to focus on myself more than anything. But now that Im newly single, I kind of want a ‘breath of fresh air’ of sorts and to try and initiate a casual, nothing serious kind of relationship or FWB.
A high school friend of mine recently came back into town and walked into my store the other day. She let me sit down with her on my lunch break and chatted away for a while, like not much time had past. We were pretty good friends in high school, we had several classes together, and led a couple of extracurricular clubs together, but it was never a bff goals kind of situation. After graduation, we left our town for college and kind of drifted apart. I always had a crush on her, and shes everything my last relationship wasnt; independent, strong willed, very outgoing, etc. She said we should hang out sometime, and Ive been thinking about asking her out for some drinks, and have kinda been wanting to try and slide into her DMs.
I have zero clue where to startor how to even bring it up without being weird, since the only kind of relationships Ive been in before have been serious. And I dont want to make things awkward between us, since even if nothing happens between us, Id still kinda like to rekindle our friendship. What can I do to hint at/ tell her what I want without coming off the wrong way?
And on a side note, is this a healthy sort of feeling I should be having? I want to sort out my own baggage and work thru my own problems, and I cant shake the feeling this is somehow wrong of me.