These days, most daters have plenty of friend with benefits, but they are still looking for Mr. or Miss Right. Conceptually, this might seem like a good thing. But you might want to consider a couple of things before jumping into a friend with benefits relationship.
Restrictions on Time
You probably think that you’ll have plenty of time to find a love interest when you’re in this type of relationship. However, this isn’t true. The more time you spend with your “friend,” the less time you’ll have to search for your true love. There won’t be as much time to spend on serious dates.
The relationship might seem like it is easy to handle, but over time it’ll get complicated. You’ll spend more time with your friend and emotions will become entangled and hard to define. As a result, this distracts you from starting a long-term relationship.
You want everyone to know that you’re single, but how do you explain your friend with benefits relationship. Basically, you’re sending mixed messages. Do you really want to be known as the person who likes no-strings attached sexual relationships? You want to be seen as the person who is looking for a long-term relationship. A friend with benefits relationship makes you look like someone who is playing the field.
This type of relationship starts out as just being a physical one. However, as time goes by, it gets complicated. You are not an available and single person. You are somewhat attached to another person, and you have mixed feelings for this person. On the flip side, you might not have strong emotions for your “friend,” but this doesn’t mean they feel the same. When this happens, it’ll be hard to break off the relationship and move on.
Get Too Comfortable
Unfortunately, you can get too comfortable in a friend with benefits relationship. You have sex anytime you want it, and there are no strings attached. What’s the point of looking for a long-term relationship? Be smart. You could waste precious time in this type of relationship. Wouldn’t you rather spend your time looking for a long-term relationship?
All in all, consider the aforementioned points before starting a friend with benefits relationship. So, what are you going to do? Are you single or in a committed relationship?