Commandment #7: Thou Shall Know the Difference between a Back-Up and a FWBQuick tutorial: A back-up and a friend with benefits are two completely different entities.
A back-up is a friend you probably have never slept with.
This is the easiest rule to remember but the hardest rule to follow.
It's understandable that you can eventually start to feel comfortable in this affectionate bond you've got going and feelings may start to blossom.
Friends with benefits have strict guidelines and if they are crossed, it leaves room for confusion, awkwardness, and disappointment. So, save yourself the headache and a week of soul searching and keep the relationship between you and your partner.
Commandment #3: Thou Shall Not Go On a Date with a Friend with Benefits Anything, and I do mean anything can constitute a date. Commandment #5: Thou Shall Keep the Door Open for New Relationships The reason these kinds of relationships rarely work out is because people close themselves off from finding someone they actually want to be with.
Don't get me wrong, plenty of us can get drunk and hook up with a person who is actually a good friend.