Dating after 50 an getting past friends
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Aside from the obvious benefits of, well, (sexual pleasure, release, exploration) and the friendship (companionship, support), FWBs serve two other main functions: They can act as a “placeholder” (a temporary relationship until something better comes along) or as a “trial run” (checking to see if you’re compatible with the person before getting serious).
The answer to the trial run question is usually a ‘no’: Only about 10-20% of FWBs turn into long-term romantic relationships.
The vast majority last for a while (sometimes for years), then the sex fizzles out. Does the friendship end together with the sex, or does it somehow manage to survive the end of the "benefits"?
There’s a widespread belief that sex is detrimental to a friendship, that it will complicate matters and ultimately destroy the friendship. In one study, losing the friendship was the second most frequently mentioned disadvantage of FWBs (cited by 28% of students), second only to the risk of developing unreciprocated feelings (cited by 65%).
Now, a recent study published in the November 2013 issue of the Archives of Sexual Behavior should put some of these fears to rest. Jesse Owen of the University of Louisville in Kentucky, surveyed almost 1000 college students about their FWB experiences.