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We have all been there before. That weird twilight zone between a friendship and a committed relationship also called friends with benefits. For me, the fwb relationship was pretty much the norm for years. I was so afraid to be rejected by men that I never admitted that I wanted to be in a real relationship.
In fact, my boyfriend and I were originally in an fwb situation. That was until I learned how to turn a casual relationship into a committed relationship. Ohh and let me tell you, it was not easy. Because for months he repeatedly told me that he was only looking for casual sex and not a romantic relationship.
But I eventually figured out how to evoke romantic feelings in him and we have been together ever since. In my ebook From Situationships to Relationships, I share my very honest and no-bullshit approach to situationships and how you can make a guy see you as a girlfriend.
You can download a FREE chapter of my book here! The problem with this kind of relationship is that we often get caught up in it unwillingly and now you feel stuck in an fwb arrangement with someone you are slowly developing strong feelings for. What do you do now? You always have a good time when you are together, but you want to be more than his hookup buddy. The good thing is, as mentioned before, friends with benefits can turn into love. However, for that, you first need to understand why a man may prefer to be in a friends with benefits agreement over a real relationship.
For a man that is not looking for a serious relationship and prefers to have fun as opposed to a commitment, friends with benefits come in handy. He gets the physical intimacy he is craving without having to deal with the expectations of a girlfriend. To a guy, friends with benefits means that he gets to keep his freedom, independence, and single status, while also getting all his sexual needs met. Besides, he gets to continue to date multiple women, because he has not yet exclusively committed to one.
This allows him to keep looking for a woman that he likes enough to commit. Most men are very good at dating casually without developing deeper feelings. Women on the other hand not so much. While you are getting emotionally attached and are wondering how to tell if your friend with benefits wants more, he sees you as a booty call. The short answer to the question of whether or not a guy can fall in love with friends with benefits is yes.
Does that mean that the one you are seeing will? Not necessarily. However, sex is an intimate experience that is scientifically proven to create hormones in men and women that serve to create a deeper bond. Therefore, men can develop feelings for the woman they sleep with. Especially if you spend a lot of time together and become close friends.
When he sees you as a fun and genuinely good person, he is more likely to want to spend time with you, which can lead to him developing feelings for you. His independence or the relationship with you. Now that we know that friends with benefits can fall in love, the question of how remains. How to become more than friends with benefits? Before I share my tips on how to turn your friends with benefits arrangement into something more serious and hopefully permanent.
I want to share a disclaimer. Getting your fwb to fall in love with you is not about trying to manipulate or force him. If you read most of my posts, then you know that it has taken me many years to understand that myself. And once I did, everything changed. My boyfriend and I were able to evolve from friends with benefits to boyfriend and girlfriend without me having to lower my standards or hide needs. So, if you are repeatedly finding yourself crying because you desire commitment but are afraid he will reject you, then this book will help you gain confidence and knowledge to get the relationship you truly deserve.
I get it. Everybody wants to be in a loving and fulfilling relationship. But for a relationship to be loving and fulfilling you need to be very specific on what type of man and what type of relationship you want. One of the main reasons why women end up in a friends with benefits situation is because we compromise on our real desires. Because the last thing you want to do is to convince the wrong guy for you, that you are right for him. Believe me, no matter how strong the physical attraction between the two of you. Yes girl you heard me. As hard as it might be to accept, he is not your boyfriend, yet, so stop giving him boyfriend privileges.
Why would he? I mean think about it. Buy the cow and deal with all the issues of ownership or continue to enjoy the milk for free? If you are giving him more than what you are getting in return than you are playing yourself. Your body, your time, and your emotional availability are worth more than a Netflix movie and a Chick-fil-a sandwich. The most common mistake that I see a lot of women make, my younger self included, is to not speak up for yourself.
The only way he can know that you want more than being friends with benefits is by you telling him what you want. As long as he assumes that you are okay with the relationship as is, he will avoid the topic altogether. After all, he is living his best life. However, if you bring up the conversation in a mature and peaceful way, he can at least start thinking about it and decide what it is he wants. But there is a very specific strategy that you can use to communicate your needs without having a big blow-up.
In my book, I share a very underrated technique that will teach you how to express your feelings without scaring him off. I know this one might be a little harder to understand, but I wanted to include it regardless. As a Christian woman, I am very familiar with the idea of praying for something to happen.
And a lot of times we will pray for the desired outcome, instead of surrendering the outcome to God. The problem with that is that the more you pray for something, the more you attach your mood, your emotions, and your peace of mind to it. Therefore, the best way to deal with the situation is to detach yourself from the outcome and be okay with whatever happens.
Remind yourself that a healthy relationship is wanted by both people. Once you know what you want and communicate it, it is up to you to hold him to it. You have to become less available to him so that he can miss you and start meeting your requirements. That does not mean that you play hard to get or pretend that you are busy when you are not. It means that you actually become busier by filling up your free time with other activities and people.
Make sure you are distracted and occupied at the times when he tends to call you or check up on you. You want to have a valid reason why you cannot go over to his place on a Friday night at 9 pm. That will not just motivate him to put in more effort but also increase your confidence. But what happens once you start using these tips?
How will you know that they are actually working? If you follow the steps above, chances are that your friend with benefits is getting nervous and looking for a way to keep you in his life for good. He is now trying to figure out if being in a committed relationship with you is more satisfying than being single. And if he really likes you enough to commit to you. While he is compiling a list of pros and cons in his head, he will often start to show subtle s that he is falling for you. To help you figure out the s your friends with benefits is falling for you, take a look at the below points.
We all know by now that men are terrible at multi-tasking. And it also translates into their dating life. Therefore, once a man decides that he wants to explore a committed relationship with you, he will drop every other girl he is seeing, even if it was just a casual thing. This is a clear that he wants to test whether the two of you are compatible outside of the bedroom or not. Especially if he is the type of person, that has always had a hard time committing in the past. Another obvious that your friend with benefits is falling for you, is starting to get jealous.
Once a man starts to see you as more than a fwb partner, he will start to get jealous in a good way. Meaning that whenever you bring up meeting other men he will feel uncomfortable about it. And instead of acting unbothered, he will be noticeably upset and start to question you about the other guys. Did the way you communicate change? Does he call you instead of just texting? Does he check in throughout the day and show genuine interest in your life? When a man falls for you, he starts to desire more contact with you. Suddenly, you will see the frequency of his calls and texts increase, and the topics you talk about are more intimate and personal.
Contrary to common belief, men desire emotional intimacy just as much as physical contact with the woman they like. So, if he starts to open up more about himself, then chances are your friend with benefits is falling for you. Can you relate to this situation? Are you currently stuck in a situationship, looking for a way out? For years I struggled to get a man to commit. Until I realized that there was a proven strategy that I could use to take my relationships from casual to committed. And now I share all of these tools, exercises, and tips in my book.
Great post. On your point 2. Stop being a girlfriend. How do you do that exactly?CASUAL FWB WANTED
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