If you’re being honest with yourself, having a friend with benefits is a very convenient relationship. If you need sex without any emotional entanglements this might be the safest option. Your body count won’t even go up because it’s just that one person you can rely on whenever you’re horny. Once both of you are on the same page, you should have no problems.
The issue comes up when one person starts to get emotionally attached and starts to catch feelings and in order to prevent that, here are some tips to take note of.
1. Lay the ground rules
You need to be very clear about what you want from your partner. Let them know it’s a no-strings attached thing. Both of you shouldn’t feel a type of way if you see the other person with a different partner. It’s not a romantic relationship. You’re both in for the “gbrrss” and then life continues. If anyone catches feelings, you have to break it up.
2. Choose your partner carefully
Choose a partner who has a lot of flaws you just cannot overlook when it comes to actually dating. You need to do this so that when you start to catch feelings, you bring all these flaws up in your mind and squash those feelings. If they start to catch feelings, they need to take a step back as well and either keep their feelings in check or end it.
Also, there are some people that aren’t made for this kind of relationship. They prefer full blown relationships and wouldn’t be able to handle it if they saw you with someone else. Avoid these people at all cost because you’ll just keep breaking their hearts.