3 convenient truths about this type of relationship
Why the idea of having a friends-with-benefits relationship appeals to people.
The fact that both the guy and girl understands that they are in a relationship of convenience, one in which sex is the only thing that matters, is one of the hallmarks of this type of affair.
It’s ironical, though, because the societal structure around here would actually make one believe that what everyone wants is commitment long-term relationships… marriages and unions to last a lifetime.
To a large extent this is true, but there’s apparently something about friendship with benefits which causes people to pick it over the traditional relationships.
Below we list the top three appeals of being in a friends-with-benefits relationship.
1. There’s a certainty to it
Truth be told, many traditional relationships are hinged on probabilities, rather than a clear-cut assurance on how things will lead.
No matter how much you might like to frown on a friends-with-benefit relationship, it’s undeniable that there is a higher element of certainty to it.
Both partners know it’s just about sex and nothing more. Once one of the partners start catching feelings, it’s over.
Also when one of the friends gets into a relationship, the relationship gets called off.
2. You'll remain friends afterwards
Unlike in normal relationships, where breakups are often bitter and acrimonious, a friends-with-benefits relationship hardly ends with resentment.
Friends remain friends. All that vile between ex lovers does not exist here.
Do you want to disappear for weeks on end and not have to explain to anyone?
Would you rather be left unbothered by good morning texts and distracting messages while at work?
Do you not like labels? Would you also rather not be dragged to functions and family gatherings you hate?
Then, of course, this type of relationship is just what you need.
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