Culture The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits  

Jacob Shelton
12.2k votes 921 voters 17.7k views 24 items

Sometimes, when you don’t want to be in a long-term relationship, but you still feel the need for some sexual healing, what you might need is a friend with benefits. As simple as it may seem, becoming friends with benefits without falling into the trap of a relationship is hard to do. The friends with benefits rules are murky and a little confusing, but as long as you and your f*ck buddy are on the same page, things should go swimmingly. Whether your FWB is a man or a woman, you still want them to have the same characteristics. Keep scrolling down to get the low down on the best qualities of a friend with benefits.

Sometimes it can be hard to define friends with benefits. How often do you call? Should you buy your buddy dinner? Are you supposed to let them stay the night? More than likely, everyone has probably been in a situation similar to friends with benefits, meaning that everyone has hooked up with someone a few times without the relationship moving beyond hanging out and getting down. Usually, if you find yourself wanting to give your friends with benefits definition, that means your f*ck buddies scenario is coming to an end. In order to keep your FWB situation rolling, check out this list of qualities that make up the best kind of friend with benefits.

Vote up the qualities that you think best make up a friend with benefits, and then add the characteristics that you’d like to find in your very own eff buddy.

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They Like to Have Fun is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Like to Have Fun

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No STDs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
No STDs

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You're Into the Same Things Se... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
You're Into the Same Things Sexually

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Respectful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Respectful

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Attractive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Attractive

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545 50
They Can Keep a Secret is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Can Keep a Secret

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Discrete is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Discrete

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Honest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Honest

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They Aren't Jealous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Jealous

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Independent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Independent

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They Aren't Needy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Needy

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Reliable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Reliable

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Someone You Know is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Someone You Know

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Communicative is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Communicative

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Sexually Unencumbered is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Unencumbered

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Has Their Own Place is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Has Their Own Place

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They Use Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Use Birth Control

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Occasionally Likes to Cuddle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Occasionally Likes to Cuddle

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Lives Close By is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Lives Close By

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They Have A Similar Schedule is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Have A Similar Schedule

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Sexually Experienced is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Experienced

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They Don't Get Personal is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Don't Get Personal

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You Share No Mutual Friends is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
You Share No Mutual Friends

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They Don't Want to Sleep Over is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Don't Want to Sleep Over