The Dangers Of A Friend With Benefits

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The research, conducted among Michigan State University students, confirmed previous findings that most college students report having had at least one such relationship. Although that is undoubtedly true of many couples throughout history, "friends with benefits" have become a cultural signature of today's college and postcollege experience.

"The study really adds to the little we know about these relationships," said Paul Mongeau, a professor of communications at Arizona State University who was not involved in the research. "One of the most interesting things I get from it," he said, "is this sense that people in these relationships are afraid to develop feelings for the other person, because those feelings might be unreciprocated."

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