I can imagine that the “friends with benefits” (FWB) arrangement has found its way into most of our lives. Whether or we planned it or not, FWB doesn’t really have a long shelf-life. I’m starting to think that this is probably for the best.
I wonder when is it a good idea to pull the plug on it though? When it stops working for you, what do you do? Are you stuck (ew, no pun intended) with them or do you think it’s legal to cut things off and back off?
I’ve heard some of my married friends say, “Girl, if I were single, I would be having a great time with that arrangement!”. Yes well, I have a wonderful time being single, but getting an ideal friends with benefits arrangement started is about as complicated as getting a good relationship off the ground.
You have to find the right person who is trustworthy and drama-free. Then it helps if they are really hot and attracted to you too. If I actually manage to locate this person, I’m not suggesting FWB status. I’m looking at him in disbelief and wondering what I can cook him to impress him! Is it just me? Are there people you meet that actually make a good candidate for no strings attached hook ups?
If you get the Friends with benefits arrangement in place, when do you decide it’s a wrap? Would it take something drastic? Do you just outgrow the situation?