Do Friends With Benefits end badly?
Among the 300 who had an FWB in the last year that had already ended, a full 80% said they were still friends. Whats more, 50% reported feeling as close or closer to their ex-FWB partner than before the benefits started, and about 30% were not as close.
How can friends with benefits go wrong?
The biggest problem with a friends with benefits relationship is raising the risk that you will taint, destroy, and lose the original friendship. Feelings change. Once you add physical affection, nudity, and sex to a friendship, the relationship changes.
Why do friends with benefits never work?
Friends with benefits never work in the long term. The reason for this is our brain and psychology. The reason scientific reason for this is the familiarity principle. Meaning: Eventually, someone involved in a prolonged FWB situation will catch feelings, wanting to move the relationship to the next level.