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Successful FWB practices?

I've never had a successful FWB, although I would like to. Dunno if it matters but I am a cis female involved with a cis male looking for tips from folks who have had/are having successful longish FWB relationships. What's working for you? What pitfalls to avoid? [more inside]
posted by Bella Donna on Nov 27, 2016 - 9 answers

Why am I not in love with my amazing friend who loves me?

My close male friend is in infatuated love with me – I fancy him and think he’s great. I don’t want a relationship with him or anyone else. We keep on being friends but his love keeps on pouring out of him and it makes me feel pressured. What should I do? [more inside]
posted by mrmulliner on Jun 26, 2015 - 22 answers

Can I still take you up on that offer? From friends to FWB...

A friend and I once discussed an exclusive FWB arrangement, which I declined since I was only looking for a serious relationship at the time. Two years later, my situation has changed and I'd like to test the waters. Should I bring up the subject again? If so, how? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 6, 2015 - 15 answers

Hookup etiquette, campsite rule edition

I met someone several years younger than me on a hookup site. We met and I'm pretty sure he felt nervous about his performance. What else could / should I have done? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 26, 2015 - 8 answers

navigating the post-FWB hookup drawdown

Hooked up with a longtime friend, A. We are both somewhat recently split from LTRs, although A's exit was much more recent than mine. Pre- and during, A was super affectionate, looking ahead and waxing poetic about our as-yet-unrealized future plans. Post-, A has been unusually cool and distant. I'm really embarrassed and way too old for this. What can I do to reassess, re-calibrate, regroup, and move on? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on May 5, 2015 - 7 answers

How to respect boundaries between friend and SO.

I have a good female friend whom I have some history with and a girlfriend. My friend is hurting as I prioritize her less and my girlfriend more. I want to respect both of them and their feelings. [more inside]
posted by Durin's Bane on Dec 16, 2014 - 56 answers

FWB Becoming More - Complications

Me, female, late 20's. Him, male, early 30's. Recently moved in together and became more serious. Then, we both apparently crossed some boundaries into less fun, more complicated territory. How would you deal? Lots of details behind cut. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on Oct 7, 2014 - 16 answers

Why Do I Do This To Myself?

Need attention from guys to feel sane. Feel miserable when in a long term relationship, but when single, want to feel liked by someone just so I can reject them. WHAT IS WRONG WITH ME and where do I turn for help? Lots more details inside. I promise I will try to nutshell. [more inside]
posted by camylanded on May 20, 2014 - 18 answers

Get out of my head already!

Specific tips and tricks for getting someone off your mind (when no-contact isn't an option)? [more inside]
posted by justonegirl on Jan 16, 2014 - 17 answers

fwb not beneficial

FWB turned into dating but now I want even more! [more inside]
posted by lhude sing cuccu on Nov 10, 2013 - 26 answers

First-time trying fwb, failing badly

Please help me see my fwb situation with clear eyes. I am starting to fall for him (see a plausible future with him) and feel as if I should end it, but he doesn't want to let me go just yet. [more inside]
posted by Sa Dec on Nov 10, 2013 - 40 answers

Should I continue seeing this guy who is in an open relationship?

It started out casual but a few months in I have started to develop feelings - and he still has a girlfriend who he is in an open relationship with. I know I don't want a relationship with him (open or otherwise) as we are too different, but is there any way I can make this work casually without getting too emotionally involved? [more inside]
posted by pennywise_1 on Nov 4, 2013 - 27 answers

Help me not focus on my lust for a guy that's bad for me.

About a month ago, I started dating an absolutely lovely man, and I immediately called things off with my friend with benefits at the time without much in the way of closure. I'm enjoying my time with the dating guy A LOT, but the fwb is texting and calling and I feel tempted. Help me with brain hacks to let go of this lust. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 27, 2013 - 29 answers

Accidental polyamory: is this how it's supposed to work?

Should I be worried about the direction my casual relationship with a married guy is heading in? If so, how do I tactfully deal with it? [more inside]
posted by houndsoflove on Feb 4, 2013 - 36 answers

Figuring out guidelines for friends with benefits situation

I am starting a casual relationship/FWB situation. Previously, I'd only had sex in a relationship or a one night stand. What should I be thinking about ahead of time? What are some guidelines/general expectations that you've used in this situation? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 27, 2013 - 7 answers

I'm just a gal who caint say "No" - I'm in a terribul fix

Sex and social life is all screwy. FWB, hookups, extreme libido - need help! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 26, 2013 - 18 answers

What to do when your FWB turns out to have a girlfriend? Or does he?

FWB: It's fun and easy and we seem to have no problem keeping it casual-- turns out that's probably because he has a girlfriend! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 18, 2013 - 43 answers

Help me hook up!

I haven't had sex in more than three years. I am going out of my freaking mind. One of my New Year's resolutions is that I must end this dry spell. I have a friend with whom I would like to start sharing some benefits. How do I go about this? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jan 5, 2013 - 38 answers

Hooking Up with Friends - An Beginner's Primer

I have a lot of female friends. Lately, a number of them have begun giving me romantic vibes. I have never dated a friend in my entire life - I have often become friends with people I dated, but never the other way around. How do I pursue this type of thing? (Snowflake details inside.) [more inside]
posted by wolfdreams01 on Jan 2, 2013 - 25 answers

Should I pursue a casual FWB relationship with this narcissistic but very intellectually interesting and sexy jerk?

Should I pursue a casual FWB relationship with this narcissistic but very intellectually interesting and sexy jerk? [more inside]
posted by tamagogirl on Dec 27, 2012 - 109 answers

Jealous, Possessive FWB

My FWB is Jekyll and Hyde, acting like a jealous boyfriend, then rationalizing it. When I try to talk to him about it he goes into denial. Help? [more inside]
posted by sucky_poppet on Dec 14, 2012 - 31 answers

Should I cool it with my long distance friend until he leaves his girlfriend?

Divorce from abusive ex almost final, unexpectedly slept with a friend. We have loads in common but he's not (yet?) available. Cool it, or enjoy? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 17, 2012 - 31 answers

How do I get over jealousy in a relationship?

I can't trust my girlfriend. I haven't been able to trust past girlfriends. Help? (snowflake details ahead) [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 11, 2012 - 27 answers

How seriously should I take him?

How seriously should I take his repeated suggestions that I move to his town? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 7, 2012 - 16 answers

I've achieved the perfect FWB situation. Except for that I can't stand him..

I've achieved the absolutely perfect FWB situation. Absolutely perfect aside from the fact that I can't stand him. [more inside]
posted by ad4pt on Jun 4, 2012 - 32 answers

I only want a partial enchilada, thank you

I have too much of a good thing. A lot of people want to date me. I am not interested in most of them beyond friendship, though, and I'm in a really comfortable FWB situation and don't want "the whole enchilada" of commitment, yet I only want this one person. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 12, 2012 - 23 answers

Should I tell him I know he is a liar, or is that too drama queen of me?

In July, I entered my only FWB relationship. I started catching feelings, and he decided he couldn't reciprocate. He came back into my life on New Year's Eve wanting more. HOWEVER, I have found out some things that have inspired my current run for the hills (irrelevant as it may be, the nitty-gritty is inside). How do I tell him that I know the truth? Or, should I just go cold turkey on communication? [more inside]
posted by acertainseason on Jan 4, 2012 - 26 answers

Did I screw up a potentially awesome FWB after a hookup? (Involving Morning After Etiquette & Beanplating)

Hooked up with a friend (having recently gotten out of a relationship), was I being too distant the morning after? Asking because I'm interested in hooking up again and want to know how to approach him again. [more inside]
posted by 01080591 on Dec 5, 2011 - 22 answers

How to introduce girlfriends to ex-FWB's

How do I introduce new girlfriends/dates to a best friend who also happens to be somewhat of an old flame? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Sep 20, 2011 - 43 answers

FWB Best Practices?

Questions about FWB relationships. We dated a few years ago and had an amicable break-up. We got along in a lot of ways but there were important differences. A few months ago we ran into each other and had coffee and wound up in bed. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 9, 2011 - 22 answers

FWB: Can I save this friendship from my own regret?

Ex-FWB: I really want to be friends again, but I'm too disgusted, and it's not his fault. What now? A follow-up to this question. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 4, 2011 - 35 answers

What do you mean, I still have to live with him?

A good friend intentionally hurt me. I cut off all contact in an attempt to move on, which so far seems to be working. The only problem? He's also my roommate and business partner. He'll be home from an extended absence soon and I need help drawing and maintaining boundaries for two people who should realistically have no contact with each other, but are instead stuck sharing a bathroom and a checking account. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 24, 2010 - 23 answers

Should I get involved with my friend?

A friend and I are verging on adding "-with-benefits" to our relationship, and I need some help deciding what to do. Warning: young adult stupidity and beanplating inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Apr 21, 2010 - 47 answers

Guy apologize for behaving like a jerk and cries, yet still acts like a jerk, why?

What does it mean when a guy apologize and cries in front of you yet still behaves inappropriately? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Apr 14, 2010 - 66 answers

Does he actually like me as a person or is he only interested in sex (29 yr old girl w/no experience)?

Does he actually like me as a person or is he only interested in sex (29 yr old woman w/no experience)? [more inside]
posted by wcmf on Mar 4, 2010 - 56 answers

can't we just be friends?

I accepted a date from a much younger guy and am now having second thoughts. Help me navigate this situation, which is quickly becoming really weird for me. [more inside]
posted by SkylitDrawl on May 31, 2009 - 36 answers

I want to turn a FWB into a girlfriend. She doesn't. Should I end it altogether?

Me to my FWB: "How do you feel about a long-term relationship?" Her: "Sometimes I think, 'Not in a million years...' [more inside]
posted by thelettere on Apr 5, 2009 - 24 answers

How do I need to deal with this? Do I cut ties?

We were friends-more than friends-back to friends (his call, not mine). Externally I have handled it well, I think. Internally, I am splitting - either limerant or indifferent. Oh, his mom has cancer too... [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Mar 4, 2009 - 11 answers

Should I ask my "friend" if she wants to have casual sex with me?

Should I ask my "friend" if she wants to have casual sex with me? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jul 26, 2008 - 27 answers

How do I enjoy sex in my twenties without prejudicing my future partners?

So, I'm 21 years old and trying to figure out the appropriate way to treat sexual relationships. On the one hand, I want to become more experienced and enjoy my youth. On the other hand, I don't want to be too hedonistic if this might damage future relationships or my ability to trust or be trusted. I would like to try out a few relationships first before seeking something long-term, but I don't want this to hurt my chances for something long-term. Are there any ground rules I need to lay down beforehand? Am I expecting to have my cake and eat it too? [more inside]
posted by whitedoor on Jun 14, 2008 - 26 answers

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