Friends with benefits sounds like a dope situation. There is someone you like that you can bang whenever and not have to worry about going out or shaving. It’s the dream for someone that wants casual sex sans feelings.
But easier said than done. A lot of the time, friends with benefits is better in theory because it rarely works out the way you intended it to. One person develops feelings and it turns sour, or both people develop feelings and it turns into a relationship. Sure, if you want a relationship, good for you, but that’s not exactly the point of a friend with benefits, now is it?
Don’t believe us? Look at the friends with benefits in pop culture. Movies like Friends With Benefits and No Strings Attached show a couple that tries to do the friends with benefits thing, and they end up falling in love (cue aws). But then you see the side pieces, the people that the main characters are FWB with, but end up ditching for the person they fall in love with. Take John Hamm in Bridesmaids (POS) or Jane Lynch in 40 Year Old Virgin (they don’t really bang, but she offers).
And if those movie examples aren’t enough, just check out what these 19 real life people have to say about it. Sure, maybe some had a happy ending, but it definitely wasn’t the ending they intended.
These 19 people prove why friends with benefits never works out: