Many have tried… but how many people are able to actually be friends with benefits and not get emotions involved? Is is truly possible? Many people say yes.I found an article by the New York Times about a study on this (it appeared in an issue of Archives of Sexual Behavior). One of the points it makes is that this type of arrangement brings its own stress with it. This stress was mainly cited as the fear that one of the people involved would develop more emotional feelings or they wouldn’t be reciprocated if the other person did.The article stated “One-tenth of these relationships went on to become full-scale romances, the study found. About a third stopped the sex and remained friends, and one in four eventually broke it off – the sex and the friendship. The rest continued as friends-with-benefits relationships.”My own experience with this arrangement was actually a good one. I have to say it went better then a lot of my relationships actually. Now don’t laugh… I have issues with emotions sometimes. 🙂
Have you ever had a ‘friend with benefits’? How did it work out for you?