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The concept of "friends with benefits" — the relationship of our generation — is something we see in movies, TV shows and even in our friend groups. But is this set-up actually as beneficial as the name implies?
This type of relationship has become increasingly popular amongst people of our generation. As reported by Psychology Today, as many as 50 per cent of people in their 20s have had some sort of FWB situation in their lifetime. However, researchers are still unsure about how or why these relationships are formed and maintained. The main speculation behind why this relationship is formed or preferred is because it requires almost no commitment with all the benefits of a sexual relationship. However, new research has shown that couples in FWB relationships are actually just as happy or satisfied in their partnership as monogamous couples.
So how are people in these relationships so satisfied? The easygoing atmosphere of friendship, sexual desire and a low level of commitment offers a relaxing and fun environment in which partners are able to have fun and be open with each other. People in their 20s are often busy with school, work and social responsibilities, and to add a romantic relationship on top of that can sometimes be overwhelming, making a FWB relationship a convenient and positive alternative.
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