Relationships Tips for Having Friends with Benefits  

Rachel Green
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We all have good-looking friends. We've all taken a look or two at them here or there. And sometimes those hot friends just happen to be a little more flirtatious than usual. Before you know it, you're knockin' boots, having a blast, and the phrase comes up: friends with benefits. First thing to know: this situation will not work with just any friend. We suggest you follow these FWB rules. . . read them twice if you have to! 

So, how to be friends with benefits? It's a thin line to walk. How do you remain friends afterwards? Can you even be friends, or is it too weird? Here are all the tips and tricks to lead you through a successful FWB relationship. Vote up which actions are best to take to help drag you through to come out unscathed on the other side. 
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Acting Normal in Public

Acting Normal in Public is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Tips for Having Friends with Benefits
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None of those cutesy, flirty, kissy shenanigans can go on in public. Can you imagine all the backlash you're going to get when you hand-feed your sex buddy some spinach and artichoke dip? And just when you realize what you're doing, with your friends gawking at you, mouths agape, your hand finds a new trajectory, nearly missing Friend McGee's mouth and smearing dip all over their cheek, while you quickly try to cover up with a lame story about shooing a fly off their face. 

Uh huh. Cover. Blown.
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There's No Room for Jealousy

There's No Room for Jealousy is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Tips for Having Friends with Benefits
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See your friend hooking up with that totally hot dude who's more attractive than the naked Old Spice guy with water running down that silky skin? Yeah, you most certainly do. Damn. No one can resist those buns of steel and Jesus's abs, and your friend's eating it up, one spoonful at a time. 

But, I mean, you're just friends. So like whatevs, right? Right?

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Secrets Don't Make Friends, But They Keep Friends

Secrets Don't Make Friends... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Tips for Having Friends with Benefits
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Want to come out of your libidinous rendezvous unscathed? Don't tell a soul. Not your best friend, not your mom, no one. No one can know. Sure, they'll promise they won't tell anyone. They'll promise their lips aren't burning with lusts of telling just one other person about your sexcapades. But they are, and they will. Because they're humans.

Let's say it again. No one can know. No one can keep a secret forever. These are true facts.

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Neediness Is for Sissies

Neediness Is for Sissies is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Tips for Having Friends with Benefits
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It doesn't matter whether you're male or female; no one wants a clingy, needy, attention-obsessed homo sapien. Just had a great romp in the sack? Don't send your buddy a little texty-text to say goodnight as soon as he leaves.

Think she's going to appreciate the 45 texts you send her every day while you try to make "casual" conversation with her and outline your entire day? Not even the mushiest married couples do that. We're all beginning to rot over here just thinking about it.


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