When you google Friends with Benefits, the results almost always revolve around the following: does it work, what are the pros and cons?, how do I turn it into a relationship?, and what are the rules? So, when my boy asked me to pen a post on the topic, I had to take ample time to think it through. And by ample time I mean he asked me in the summer and I’m just getting around to putting my thoughts into cohesive sentences.
You see, there are hardly any realistic images of what it really means to enter this kind of relationship. Meaning – women watch movies like When Harry Met Sally, No Strings Attached, and the aptly named Friends with Benefits (warning all links are end scenes. If you haven’t seen these movies, do.not.click!) and see these “situationships” turn into real relationships. -_- The reality of the situation is that this is hardly the case but women have been trained to think it’s a possibility because of the representation on the silver screen.
I think there are a few things both parties need to keep in mind when entering into this kind of situationship - Continue reading