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The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits  

Jacob Shelton
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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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Respectful is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Respectful
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You're Into the Same Thi... 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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No STDs is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
No STDs
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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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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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Honest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Honest
8
Discrete is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Discrete
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Independent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Independent
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Reliable is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Reliable
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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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Someone You Know is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Someone You Know
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They Aren't Jealous is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Jealous
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Sexually Unencumbered is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Unencumbered
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Communicative is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Communicative
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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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Occasionally Likes to Cu... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Occasionally Likes to Cuddle
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They Use Birth Control ... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Use Birth Control
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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 Sche... 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 Frie... 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... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Don't Want to Sleep Over