Casual dating is not automatically and necessarily “romantic” in nature but there is a possibility of it blossoming into a fully commited romantic relationship since it involves getting to know each other personally outside of the bedroom, as opposed to say a no-strings-attached relationship where the basis of the existence of the relationship is 99% sexual.
Most casual daters report to find their match/es online, surprisingly not in a bar.
When it comes to casual dating, publicity is always a bad thing.
There should always be discretion from both camps in letting the world know about the relationship. What would your date say when your mom asks the two of you when are you getting married or worse, when are you going to give her grandkids.
“Expect for the worst and hope for the best” is not only not applicable to casual dating but also the worst rule when it comes to relationships in general.