There's something truly beautiful about a three month quasi-relationship that involves nothing more than sex, sunsets and tequila sunrises. Summer swoops in and inhibitions disappear, turning us into wild, can't-be-tamed thrill-seekers who are repulsed by anything resembling commitment and set the ideal stage for the phenomenon known as a summer fling.

We realize securing a suitable subject for your summer-long rendezvous is becoming a pressing need that dramatically reasserts itself as the humidity amps up, which is why we've boiled down the art of securing a temporary young thing (T.Y.T.?) down to 10 easy-to-follow steps. Behold, our handy guide on How To Lock Down The Perfect Summer Fling.