We’re continuing the theme of relationships on here this week, kicking it off with a post on bonding, and then onto a topic every guy wonders about sooner or later in his relationship: should you say “I love you”?
Now, in relationships, it’s paramount you keep in mind that you can only move FORWARD, to ever higher levels of commitment and intimacy.
You can’t take a girl out for dinner dates every week, and then suddenly try to make her into a pure friend with benefits who only comes over for sex and nothing else.
The other way round - taking a friend-with-benefits and progressing her to dinners and movies - usually works just fine, though.
By the same token, you also can’t demote a girlfriend into a friend with benefits. And again, the other way round usually doesn’t pose much of a problem.
You must make absolute sure
you know your outcome, and plan the relationship dynamics accordingly
from the get-go... if you want it all to go smoothly and well, that is.