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Here are some you should avoid. Failing to communicate The secret to any good relationship—not just the romantic ones—is communication. I neglected this aspect in my first FWB arrangement and it went south fast. We discuss where we see it all going. We make sure both of us have similar expectations. Making assumptions is the worst thing you can do in any relationship.
Neglecting to lay ground rules In my first relationship, not only did I fail to communicate well, but neither of us set any ground rules. Setting basic rules has helped me and my FWBs stay on the same. Are we allowed to stay the night? Should we tell each other about our other flings?
Are booty calls OK? Make sure you have guidelines beforehand! Just without any romance? Friends with benefits are just that. Now I apply this same concept to my FWB arrangements. I had a crush on someone and thought that becoming hookup buddies would make him feel the same way. The entire point of FWB arrangements is no-strings-attached fun. Forgetting the friendship it began with FWB arrangements are temporary.
Eventually, that aspect of the relationship will end. When this happened in my second FWB situation, one I was confident had gone very well, we suddenly felt awkward. Take time out to just hang out like you used to without the sex. I asked him to go out with me to dinner and movies and stuff. I completely confided in him with everything. A friend with benefits is not meant to be anything like a boyfriend. My mistake was allowing the line between friend and romantic partner to get blurry.
Keep it clearly defined and stay on the friend side. She was funny, attractive, and cool but I automatically turned her down!
Hiding developing feelings Sometimes, even in the best FWB situations, things happen. Feelings can develop.
That happened to me, and one day I woke up to find I had a big crush on my hookup partner. Instead of telling her, I kept it a secret. I thought I could handle it, but those feelings changed our whole dynamic. The whole point of an FWB is to not catch feelings. Tell your FWB about it and see what happens. Will you give dating a try? Will you call it quits? Not knowing when the arrangement has run its course Being in an FWB arrangement should be fun and hassle-free. The relationship had pretty much run its course. Taking it for granted In my first FWB relationship, we had pretty standard sex.
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