Culture The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits  

Jacob Shelton
12.5k votes 946 voters 18.3k 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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600 26
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
584 41
You're Into the Same Things Se... is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
You're Into the Same Things Sexually

3
640 50
No STDs is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
No STDs

4
524 37
Respectful is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Respectful

5
559 49
Attractive is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Attractive

6
558 52
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
531 47
Discrete is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Discrete

8
505 46
Honest is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Honest

9
490 67
They Aren't Jealous is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Jealous

10
450 57
Independent is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Independent

11
439 55
They Aren't Needy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
They Aren't Needy

12
417 53
Reliable is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Reliable

13
432 62
Someone You Know is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Someone You Know

14
400 65
Sexually Unencumbered is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Unencumbered

15
405 68
Communicative is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Communicative

16
402 74
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
384 72
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
362 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
344 79
Lives Close By is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Lives Close By

20
336 77
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
359 185
Sexually Experienced is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Qualities in a Friend with Benefits
Sexually Experienced

22
255 149
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
227 183
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
189 210
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