It’s not the easiest line to cross, but if you’re feeling all the feels, it’s likely your friend is, too.
There’s this guy—let’s call him Chad—who texts you all the time.
It's so much easier to stay in and watch that and your Netflix recommended watch list with your favorite takeout. But any activities requiring effort and, er, shaving your legs? Birthdays and anniversaries are reserved for jokes — you're a pro at laughing off his dirty humor cards — or necessities, like the new speakers you need for the living room.
Friends with benefits relationships can be really hard.
Where, when, and what to eat for dinner is the most common topic of conversation, rather than planning your next date, or (God forbid) sexting. Bedtime and bathroom routines are strictly functional, sexy. Flossing, clipping your toenails, digging for gold, you name it. Jane Greer, New York-based relationship expert and author of chill — every single night. "They come home and end up watching TV or just eating dinner rather than making time to connect sexually," says Greer. "Rather than responding to sexual overtures, couples in this predicament just ignore them," says Greer.
You both fidget awkwardly when you go out with your madly-in-love, newly-married friends.
Bottom line: For whatever reason, if a guys is not pursuing you, then you need to let it go.
And when you do, you free yourself up for the real thing—real and lasting love, not an emotional entanglement.
If your FWB is starting to feel more like your significant other, it’s time to bite the bullet and explore how you both feel.
Here are a few of the signs that might indicate a change in your relationship.