12 Ways To Enjoy A ‘Friends With Benefits’ Relationship (Without Ever Getting Attached)

12 Ways To Enjoy A ‘Friends With Benefits’ Relationship (Without Ever Getting Attached)

9. Don’t get mad if he’s out with another girl.

This is crucial. You are not dating, he is not your boyfriend and he is not cheating on you. You are friends with benefits. You are solely sleeping together. You can date other people too, in fact I almost encourage it so you keep your feelings away from your FWB.

10. Don’t stalk him on social media.

Seriously, don’t. Don’t scroll through his tweets hoping that maybe he subtweeted something nice about you and what you did last night. Don’t stalk his Instagram pictures and Snapchat story to see who he’s with and what he’s doing. Again, he isn’t your boyfriend. He has his own life outside sex with you, so let the man do his thing.

11. Communication is key.

If something is up you have to tell them, no matter how awkward it might seem. You agreed to certain boundaries from the start and you have to be open about them. If you want to try something new, talk about it. FWB is the key time to experiment because you should be comfortable with each other and judgment shouldn’t be a thing.

12. If you start developing feelings because you just can’t control them you have to stop and you have to end the FWB relationship.

You can’t make feelings disappear especially if you’re regularly sleeping with the person. You have to tell them and you have to separate yourself because you don’t want your feelings to get any stronger, especially if he doesn’t reciprocate the feelings. It’s best to move on because you made your relationship clear from the start. Thought Catalog Logo Mark


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