In fact, as the term has become more well-known, it’s blossomed into an umbrella phrase covering a variety of sexual arrangements, from budding romances to exes who have sex to people who hook up but aren’t really “friends.” In this sense, the term is really just another attempt at making sense of human relationships, which are inherently messy and might actually (read: probably) defy categorization.
To bypass the label issue, some researchers speak in terms of needs: Humans tend to desire kind, intelligent, and trustworthy companionship—and fulfilling these needs transcends the specific type of relationship in which people find themselves.
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Given this point, it’s perhaps not surprising that one of the most common reasons for terminating an FWBR is interest in another person—followed by non-mutual romantic interest, loss of sexual interest, being embarrassed about the relationship, pressure from family or friends, or a conflict or argument (all of which are pretty similar to the common reasons for ending a romantic relationship).
FWBRs might include emotion (and even some degree of emotional commitment), but generally it’s platonic in nature.
When one partner in an FWBR finds someone they’re romantically passionate about, they’re likely to exit the relationship.
“Friends with benefits” have quite the reputation for being the ideal relationship: one in which people get to have sex (maybe a lot of it) with a person they like (at least a little) without having to deal with any of those pesky “obligations” associated with being in a romantic partnership.
But the idea that we can’t possibly care for a person emotionally unless we’re their exclusive romantic partner has always seemed kind of silly, as has a lot of the rhetoric around “friends with benefits.” Granted, it's tough to define relationships and to talk about them in a generalized way—but brave fools that we are, we've decided to give it a go from a scientific perspective.