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Can Being Friends With Benefits Really Work?

For those wishing to reap all the benefits of getting it on with a regular partner they fancy without having to deal with any of the “obligations” a regular romantic relationship involves or feeling any *gasp* feelings, the friends with benefits set-up sounds like the ideal situation to be in. However, a new survey found that such a no-strings-attached set-up only exists on paper.

The Truth About Being Friends With Benefits

The survey, conducted on a sample of 1,000 European and American men and women by online medical source DrEd, has brought to light a wealth of information regarding a situation that is less ideal than it sounds.

Turning the idea that women become emotionally attached much more than men, the website that polled people about being in friends with benefits situations found that over half (52%) of men actually become emotionally attached in a friends with benefits type of relationship, compared to just 44% of women.

It also came to the conclusion that a friends with benefits set-up is far more common than people realize. Almost 60% percent of the participants said they’ve been involved in a friends with benefits situation before, with 17% of male Americans admitting to being in one at the moment.

What might cause some surprise is that Europeans seem to have a different approach to how convenient a friends with benefits set-up is, with 66% of them actually claiming they are not more convenient than regular relationships, and 58% of Americans saying that they are.

Is It Just About Sex?

Even more surprisingly, it seems quite clear that the arrangement isn’t just about sex. With a mere 15% of men, and an even smaller 6% of women claiming their friends with benefits set-up is strictly sexual, many men and women reported that they cuddle, talk about their friends, family and work, and text with their FWB in addition to discussing sexual preferences and experimenting in the bedroom. 40% of them also do dinner from time to time and a quarter of the men and 39% of women questioned also said they go out on dates with their FWB. Do these things remind you of a regular, romantic relationship?

As it turns out, with half (51% of women and 48% of men) of those involved in friends with benefits situations feeling ready to date their FWB, it can hardly be claimed that a relationship of this kind is as clear and conveniently un-emotional as some might think it is. And there’s nothing wrong with that.

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How To Be Cool Around People (It’s Easier Than You Think)

Let’s be honest, who doesn’t want to be cool? From our kindergarten years to when we’re old and gray, being cool is the one thing we all aspire to. Why? Well, that’s an easy question: because we all want to be liked and loved. Now, to the hard question: how do you do it?

The Ways To Be Cool And Popular

Being cool won’t happen overnight. It’s not something anyone is born with, and it’s not something you can buy/ rent/ borrow. It is something only you can make happen to you. Here’s how.

Rule number one: Confidence. There is no way this can be stressed out enough: you need to exude confidence even if you’re feeling a little insecure. This is a case of fake-it-till-you-make-it. Don’t worry, even the coolest of people have their weak moments, you’ll just never have the chance to see them. Act like you own the room when you enter a bar/ house/ restaurant/ office. Don’t be cocky, be sure of yourself. Keep thinking “I’ve got this” and keep your shoulders and your back straight.

The second rule to reaching high levels of coolness is to not try to hard. If there’s a person you believe is not into you, ignore them. Smile when people make a negative remark about you, don’t try to correct them or change their opinions. Always think that your energy is too precious to spend on people and situations that are lost causes. Life always has the answer, they may (or may not) change their minds given time.

The third thing to do to be cool is to observe someone you admire and get as much from that person as you can. If you can actually befriend that person, you get bonus coolness points. Careful, though, you don’t want to suck up to them or imitate, because these things are totally uncool. You want to check out how they act and what makes them special to you. Then see how much of that you can apply in practice.

Rule number four is to know the rules of any situation you find yourself in (a work environment, a social gathering, etc.), and to not be afraid to break them when you see fit. Think about the classic James Dean and Marlon Brando roles. Did they abide by rules? No. Were they cool? Absolutely; and still are to this day. The same goes for every 007 ever. That’s because a person who’s not afraid to break the rules appears to be confident (see rule #1) and powerful.

In a nutshell, if you want to be cool (who doesn’t, right?), you need to first and foremost believe in yourself and carry your personality with pride, not pay too much attention to what negative people say, focus on those who have your respect, break some rules if you must (within reason, of course), and not try too hard to be someone you’re not. Be the best version of yourself and proud of it; the rest will come.

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This First Date Mistake Is Costing You A Second One

When it comes to dating – as with many things in life – there are no guarantees of success. You may think you’ve got everything covered:  from picking a great, cozy restaurant and being dressed up to the nines, to showing your most polite and gentlemanly behavior, but then you never hear back from her. If you can’t figure out why, this first date mistake may be the answer.

A Common First Date Mistake That Puts People Off

If you thought the date went swimmingly and can’t put your finger on the reason she’s practically gone AWOL ever since, it may be due to reasons that have nothing to do with you (like her discovering she’s not over her ex, or realizing she’s not ready for a relationship), or due to this one very common first date mistake you’ve made: being negative.

Sometimes, in our effort to make conversation we may comment on something like the traffic we found on the way to the restaurant or the nasty weather, without realizing we sound whiney. Also, your ability to make sarcastic jokes may make you popular among friends, but when you’re in the presence of a lady you know nothing about, it is best to keep your jokes a little milder to avoid offense.

Moreover, despite the fact that honesty is considered to be an asset, revealing your weaknesses too soon can actually prove to be a major turnoff. People often think that by willingly showing their own shortcomings right off the bat, they win points for honesty and prevent bad surprises later. However, there is a mistake in this logic, as people tend to fear that a person who is supposed to show their best sides on a date will actually have a lot more issues than he lets on.

A Date Is Not A Therapy Session

This huge first date mistake is based on the wrong notion of what a date is. A date should not be mistaken for a therapy session. The lady sitting across the table is not a therapist – even if she is, she is off duty, she is there to have a good time. The aim of the date is not for one of the two people to let off steam and feel better, it is supposed to be a fun, exciting experience where both parties get to know each other better.

Don’t burden your date with your problems, don’t show her your red flags and don’t expect her to be tuned to your sarcastic sense of humor instantly. Instead, keep the conversation light and interesting, focus on the positive experiences of the day, talk about the good things you notice around you, and try to show your best self – she can discover your flaws in the dates that follow if you do all of the above.

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