Thanks to recent hardships (economic, family, health), the unsupportive and destructive people in my life have mostly opted out on their own, leaving me space to truly connect with the amazing people I’m lucky enough to know already, and to seek out new extraordinary people.It shouldn’t have been much of a surprise, then, that my first healthy, supportive, loving dating relationship is with someone who is quite a bit like my most healthy, supportive, and loving friend.***As adults, we’re pretty much stuck with the people circumstances have put around us — family, co-workers, some former classmates, significant others’ families, neighbors, etc.Most of these do not explicitly state the sexual or nonsexual nature of relationships; the fact that homosexuality was taboo in Western European cultures at the time means that some sexual relationships may be hidden, but at the same time the rareness of romantic friendship in modern times means that references to nonsexual relationships may be misinterpreted, as alleged by Faderman, Coontz, Anthony Rotundo, Douglas Bush, and others.
Sure, social media has made it possible to connect with those beyond our immediate reach, but most people are still one or two degrees removed from those we know in a day-to-day environment.
We complain about how hard it is to meet potential romantic partners, but it’s just as hard (sometimes harder) to meet people who turn into real friends. I’m not sure how I originally connected with Wagatwe on Facebook — probably Zuckerberg suggested we might want to be friends.
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And he actually knows me better than a lot of my partners ever did.
So what is it about the friends with benefits dynamic that is more sustainable, and often more transparent, than an actual relationship? They’re like: How can you have sex with the same person, again and again, without falling in love?
Things don’t simply work out because we’re good people or to balance the karmic scales.
What happens to us and what we accomplish are the result of a messy mix of luck, skill, willingness to take risks, and what we’re suited for thanks to nature and nurture.
Naturally, these rates increased hugely over time, explaining how – in numerical terms - a "six" can easily become a "nine" in a matter of weeks.