For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.
After all, it gets awfully lonely waiting around for "the one." Perhaps you've decided that what you need at this point in your life is someone to talk to and laugh with — someone with whom you can share the sheets, but not the tax refund.
" Friend: "To a guy, that means: When I have a buzz on, I'd like to see you with your clothes off." I've never been able to hear someone use that expression since without laughing. Seeing someone is texting them drunk at saying "what are you up to" then heading to their place for sloppy monkey sex and waking up the next day then leaving before traffic gets heavy.
For sure, people who associate intimacy with commitment are ill-suited to sex that's as meaningful as a summer breeze; for them, the FWB arrangement would be a bad idea.
Further evidence of Roving Eye Syndrome came from a study of sexuality in the United States commissioned by AARP in 2009: It found that 6 percent to 8 percent of singles age 50 and up were dating more than one person at a time.
The same study revealed 11 percent of survey respondents were in a sexual relationship that did not involve cohabitation.
Indeed I know of many people who go from such an exclusive 1-1 state to an open polygamous relationship.
Such sexual practice, whilst being frowned on upon in some societies is common in others. In any case, relationship exclusivity is all about communication.