With movies out like “No Strings Attached” and “Friends with Benefits,” it seems like being friends with benefits is the thing to do. Urban Dictionary classifies friends with benefits as “two friends who have a sexual relationship without being emotionally involved. Typically two good friends who have casual sex without a monogamous relationship or any kind of commitment.”
From watching friends of mine enter into such relationships, I have seen people get hurt and friendships disappear. It’s one of those things that sounds really good, but that’s about it. I believe that it is unrealistic to think that people can have a relationship like that and not get attached to the other person. I understand that ‘friends with benefits’ could turn into something more, but there is a higher chance of feelings getting hurt.
So if a friend asks to be something more, I would suggest thinking about whether you are willing to risk that relationship before you make a decision you might regret.
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