Friends don’t buy each other bouquets of flowers but they do cat sit while you’re away.Keep the romance limited and just be naked friends.
There was a time when our relationship revolved around sex. That means I met his parents, and even his grandparents, before we made things official.
This arrangement would generally be called a friend with benefits, or a fuck buddy, or a romantic friendship, or perhaps even a relationship—with “no strings attached.” But let’s be real: There are always strings, aren’t there?
It was while planning this vacation that it hit me: The two longest relationships of my life have both been with men who I was never officially dating.
Now that we’re dating, those little gestures feel more meaningful, because there was a time when they were forbidden. Even back when we were FWB, he invited me out with his friends, and I invited him out with mine.
When we started dating, I already felt like a part of his friend group.