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Friends With Benefits

Is There a Breakup If You Were Never Dating?

Teresa Lee | Posted 06.10.2014 | Women
Teresa Lee

So what was he to you and what were you to him? Were you both just distractions? Were you both just bored? Was this relationship on your phone just convenient and easier than actually having to meet someone?

Why You Should Mix Friendship With Pleasure

Kristen Houghton | Posted 06.04.2014 | Fifty
Kristen Houghton

How do you politely describe your relationship with someone whose salary is considerably less than yours, with whom you go out socially, and with whom you are having killer sex? The new catchphrase for this type of relationship is "friendly benefits" and it is beneficial for both partners.

5 Ways to Overcome Your Fear of Commitment

Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW | Posted 06.03.2014 | Divorce
Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW

It makes sense that people in their 20s and 30s might hedge their bets and see relationships as risky if they watched their parents' marriage fail, or even relatives and friends parents' marriage collapse.

5 Benefits Of Having A Friend With Benefits

Posted 03.17.2014 | Divorce

By D. A. Wolf for DivorcedMoms.com Do you believe that "friends with benefits" is purely no-strings sex? Do you consider it a phase that some women...

To All Those Guys Out There

Hannah Berkman | Posted 05.13.2014 | Women
Hannah Berkman

You are but one amongst many roaming the streets, confusing women from LA to NY. The frat house, local bar and dorm hall are your playground. Oftentimes, you don't even know that what you're doing is wrong, but that doesn't make us feel any better. You're the Time Waster.

The 5 Friends Every Woman Should Have

Raluca State | Posted 04.29.2014 | Women
Raluca State

Here are a few key friendships that every woman should have. The ones that will lift her up and help her fall and be there for a laugh when nothing else seems to work.

Is 'Relationship Lite' The New 'Friends With Benefits'?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.23.2014 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Can we just do away with the dreaded 'friends with benefits' term altogether? I don't like what it implies: 1) That unless you're having sex with me, my friendship is benefit-free. 2) That a Justin Timberlake film bears some relevance to my dating life.

And It's Back! Cuffing Season

Francina Morel | Posted 11.19.2013 | Style
Francina Morel

Beware to not confuse cuffing season as an opportunity to score a serious relationship. Cuffing season is strictly for people looking for a temporary winter cuddle buddy.

5 Reasons Every Woman Should Have A Male Friend

Jessica Ciencin Henriquez | Posted 11.09.2013 | Women
Jessica Ciencin Henriquez

There is no doubt that female friendships hold hefty value in my life, but friendships with women exhaust me in a way that male friendships never have. They simply offer different things.

Why Olivia Wilde Would Be The Best At 'Girl Talk'

Posted 08.19.2013 | Women

We're still waiting on a call from Olivia Wilde inviting us to hang out with her, because the more this girl says, the more convinced we are she'd be ...

Is Having Friends With Benefits A Good Idea After Divorce?

Posted 05.23.2013 | Divorce

Does the mere prospect of having sex again post-split freak you out? You may want to try hooking up with a close friend. That's the polarizing adv...

Why I'm Looking For A Friend With Benefits

Joan Price | Posted 06.25.2013 | Fifty
Joan Price

Sex without commitment can work if we believe it can, and we're clear ourselves as well as with our partners about the boundaries. Are we friends first, lovers second? Are we playing at romance, or refusing to let the relationship become romantic? Are the reasons that we want to be friends with benefits but not actual 'in-love' lovers clear and valid to both of us?

Friends With Benefits Over 50: A Do Or A Don't?

Patty Brisben | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Patty Brisben

Intimacy with commitment is more fulfilling at any stage of life.

Better Than Sext? New Facebook App Could Change the Mating Market

Rob Brooks | Posted 04.07.2013 | Technology
Rob Brooks

I'm intrigued. And horrified. And curious. And incredulous. Twitter, that lolly-bag of random ideas, just led me to a story on the website of Cosmopolitan magazine about a new Facebook app called "Bang with Friends."

How To Have A 'Friends With Benefits' Relationship Post-Split

Amira Young | Posted 03.13.2013 | Divorce
Amira Young

Friends with benefits an ideal solution for any divorcee who wants to get it on without dealing with the drama of a relationship.

Can Friends With Benefits Ever Work?

Posted 12.17.2012 | HuffPost Live 321

So-called "friends with benefits" relationships — in which friends supposedly hook up with no strings attached — have their emotional complication...

Holiday Dating: Should You Rekindle the Spark With an Ex?

Julie Spira | Posted 02.12.2013 | Style
Julie Spira

Being single at the holidays is emotional for most, but it also gives you the chance to reflect on relationships of your past. If you're thinking of reconnecting with a former love at the holidays, you're not alone.

The Surprising Benefit Of 'Friends With Benefits'

Posted 12.03.2012 | Women

By: Rachael Rettner, MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Writer Published: 11/30/2012 01:53 PM EST on MyHealthNewsDaily For all their emotional complicatio...

Eyebrow-Raising Op-Ed Refers To Female Co-Eds As 'Vulnerable' Beings In Need Of Male Protection, Affection

The Huffington Post | Meredith Bennett-Smith | Posted 10.12.2012 | College

Traditional monogamy has a new and unlikely champion in a University of Michigan engineering student who's been raising eyebrows with his recent op-ed...

Friends With Benefits -- Actually A Burden?

Posted 09.10.2012 | Women

By: MyHealthNewsDaily Staff Published: 09/10/2012 08:36 AM EDT on MyHealthNewsDaily Perhaps men and women can't just be friends after all. Attr...

The Sexy Behavior Students Learn In College

Vicki Larson | Posted 09.26.2012 | Divorce
Vicki Larson

Perhaps instead of focusing on our kids' declared major, grades and degrees, we should be paying attention to their extracurricular activities.

Why Older Women Will Have Sex with You

Deborah Gaines | Posted 02.12.2012 | Fifty
Deborah Gaines

My friend Eric recently told me about the stream of women--average age 55--who have been sharing his bed since his divorce. "I've never had so many one-night stands in my life," he said wonderingly.

'Comfort Sex': Is It A Bad Thing?

Jill Di Donato | Posted 01.28.2012 | Women
Jill Di Donato

Have you ever gotten that craving for sex, but not for the usual reasons? After a particularly rotten date, a silly fight with one of my best friends,...

Friends With Benefits: For or Against?

Jessica Pearce Rotondi | Posted 01.11.2012 | Women
Jessica Pearce Rotondi

As long as you both understand the terms of the sexual relationship -- that you both really don't want a romantic relationship -- no one gets hurt (in theory, at least), and you both get, well, laid.

Friends With Benefits: Keepin' Things Classy

Bianca James | Posted 12.19.2011 | Chicago
Bianca James

I feel like our society still has a lot of baggage about casual sex, and there's a real lack of etiquette around how to do it around in a classy way. We are going to learn how to be classy sluts today. I am here to help you.