Culture The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits  

Jacob Shelton
13.1k votes 988 voters 19.3k 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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631 27
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

2
667 55
No STDs is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
No STDs

3
608 46
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

4
549 39
Respectful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Respectful

5
587 51
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Attractive

6
583 57
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

7
530 48
Honest is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Honest

8
554 53
Discrete is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Discrete

9
471 61
Independent is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Independent

10
456 60
They Aren't Needy is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Needy

11
437 56
Reliable is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Reliable

12
506 76
They Aren't Jealous is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Jealous

13
450 63
Someone You Know is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Someone You Know

14
421 72
Communicative is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Communicative

15
415 70
Sexually Unencumbered is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Unencumbered

16
419 77
Has Their Own Place is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Has Their Own Place

17
400 76
They Use Birth Control is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Use Birth Control

18
381 73
Occasionally Likes to Cuddle is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Occasionally Likes to Cuddle

19
361 81
Lives Close By is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Lives Close By

20
349 81
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

21
374 187
Sexually Experienced is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Experienced

22
265 157
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

23
241 189
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

24
194 222
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