If it sounds a recipe for disaster, that’s because it very often is.
As the forthcoming Hollywood film Friends With Benefits reveals, a no-strings relationship often leaves at least one half of the couple — and usually it’s the woman — feeling confused, unsatisfied, and wholly unconvinced by the ‘benefits’ they’re supposed to be relishing.
She says: ‘Most of the women in these cases are seeking a proper relationship.
In a way, it’s likely the man in this relationship is being quite callous.
She was working long hours that precluded traditional dating, so sleeping with an existing friend was, she says, a ‘short-cut’.