The Dos & Don’ts
DON’T LET YOUR GUARD DOWN TOO FAST
Remember that you’re only looking for a temporary solution to satisfy your needs. Keep in mind too that if he’s having a FWB relationship with you now, he’s probably done it before with someone else. Like any relationship, be wary and don’t trust too fast. If he can’t give you peace of mind, he’s definitely not going to be able to give you any explosions in the bedroom.
DO BE UPFRONT
Don’t be unwilling to state the boundaries just because you don’t want to seem bossy. Is it exclusive? Can you date other people but not sleep with anyone else? Setting the rules will prevent the two of you from getting hurt or flinging accusations.
DON’T LET YOUR FRIENDS HANG OUT WITH YOUR FWB
Unless you want to start developing feelings, keep him away from your friends to avoid hearing, “you guys are so cute together!”
DO AVOID SOCIAL MEDIA
Seeing what he’s up to when he’s not with you is not a good way to keep your jealousy under check. Stop being a Facebook stalker for your sanity sake.
DON’T THINK IT’S MORE THAN IT IS
The black and white of a FWB arrangement is simply this: You’re a friend who sometimes does things a girlfriend would do behind closed doors. Nothing more, nothing less. So don’t secretly hope for more.