And it made me less desperate for a relationship," she says."It gave me time to figure out who I was and what I was looking for in a man, but I wasn't ever wanting for male company because Steve's special brand of friendship was always there." FWB experiences can burn, however, and the friendships in question often end as a result. I know him so it won't be a random pickup that could be scary because I don't know the guy. ' Our friendship was ruined because we slept together.
As with anything like this, scamming and fake profiles can be an issue.Sometimes it does, but that's not something you should be counting on," says Tessina. Julia and Steve found it easy -- although her husband still doesn't know about their past arrangement -- but complications often arise, says Caron. If not, how does your new partner feel about this great friend of yours that you used to sleep with for convenience?"It may sound great in the beginning, but sex often complicates things in ways you don't expect," agrees Sandra Caron, Ph D, a professor of family relations and human sexuality at the University of Maine. " To minimize the potential fallout and protect the friendship, approach a "friends with benefits" relationship with your eyes wide open.During Julia's junior year in college, she met a great guy. "I was at the end of another relationship that had been really good.So I don't think I was psychologically ready to get involved again and at the same time, I was pretty horny," she recalls.