Why is friends with benefits a good idea? Well, correction... it's a great idea! If you are at that stage in life where you aren't looking for a serious relationship. Casually hooking up with someone has no emotional baggage involved. Another important aspect of it is that you're not answerable to anyone. If the sex is great, you stay, if it isn't you don't have to explain yourself and just move on in life. However, this isn't an easy game to play. There are rules... strict ones to follow, without which, you'd end up ruining the experience for yourself. Here Are Smart Ways to Not Get Friend-Zoned by the Love of Your Life.
Firstly, it's not everyone's cup of tea. Not everyone can have this no-strings-attached kinda attitude in such relationships. Before you do plan on being FWB, there are a few things to be kept in mind. What are those? Let's take a look at them below.
Don't Get Emotionally Attached
Just don't ever get emotionally attached because you're not looking for an emotional relationship. And if you do, you'd be putting the other person in a place to consider having feelings for you which will just complicate things. Why ruin something unnecessarily when you have it all in place?
Talking is Definitely Not Necessary
There's no need to talk... not even small talk. Just keep the communication clear with how the sex is. Indulging in any other kind of talk will only lead to a certain level of bonding which might give hope to the other person.
Cuddling is meant for those in the dating/ relationship phase. If they're not your boyfriend or girlfriend, avoid cuddling at all costs. Period.
Don't Even Think of Staying Back
Once you've had sex, no matter how exhausted you might be, don't even think of staying back. It's best to keep your interactions minimal.
Have Safe Sex
Most importantly, have safe sex. Use protection and be gentle or rough... however, the either of you likes it.
What if The Sex is Bad?
The best part about being friends with benefit is the fact that you can leave, without any owing any explanations to anyone. Everyone deserves good sex and if the sex is really that bad, just move on and find someone better.