Having a man who isn’t really your man as your arm candy is fashionable and safe. Guy best friends may help you understand the world of men better, and may even help you devise the perfect way to snag a smoldering hunk for yourself.Everything may seem just perfect with a male BFF in your arm, but is it really as simple as it seems or are you just wearing those murky rose tinted glasses again?
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In fact, some of the best relationships often start out as friendships.
Think of Sheryl Sandberg, who was friends with her late husband Dave for six years before they became romantically involved.
“I have a friend who is possibly more than a friend after we crossed the line, but he's also definitely not my boyfriend or anything close to that, so we have a really confusing relationship where neither of us actually knows how the other feels." As for the whole friends with benefits conundrum?
Unless it’s a short-term, contractual agreement (“thou shalt not acquire romantic feelings”), it’s a turn-of-phrase that’s best left to rom coms, advised the dating experts.
“The purity of an initial friendship allows you to see someone’s character before it’s blurred by sexual intentions and wanting to ‘get’ something physical out of it,” dating expert Matthew Hussey told Certainly, no relationship can stand the test of time without the foundations of a strong friendship, agrees love and relationships author Daniel Jones.
“The most enduring romantic relationships - long-term marriages and partnerships - end up being much more about compatibility and companionship than sexuality,” he told us.
The only time friends with benefits can succeed is if you aren't really that bothered about each other - so you won't have been that good friends at all,” he said.
So bite the bullet, take the leap, embrace failure and any other romantic clichés you can think of.
Naturally, these rates increased hugely over time, explaining how – in numerical terms - a "six" can easily become a "nine" in a matter of weeks.