Given that @TaDor
was tempted to stray away from topic, here's a quote from one of his recent comments on FWB.
How do you handle FWB relationship?
Are you currently in one now?
Was there any temptation from you or your partner to give it a try and settle for a relationship?
What is ok to do when you're FWB and what's not okay to do?
How do you handle FWB relationship? Openly, honestly, ethically. If it started with dating with hopes of a relationship, then I say if that changes. We decide where to go with that - friends, FWB, or a clean break. If we agree to FWB, we also agree to bring up any changes that would affect us.
Are you currently in one now? No, I ended one about 6 months ago after about a year. Before that, I was in one for about 5 years, and before that I was in one for about 7 years.
Was there any temptation from you or your partner to give it a try and settle for a relationship? With the 5 year one, the three of us seriously considered if it would work as a poly relationship, but decided it would not. With the 7 year one before that (almost 17 years total now), there was no interest from either of us to have a relationship because of an incompatibility, but it's always been sort of a poly relationship because of deep feelings - still is - but hasn't been sexual in about 10 years. In both those cases, though, we remain friends and get together occasionally as friends without benefits.
What is ok to do when you're FWB and what's not okay to do? It's okay to do anything you both want, as long as status remains clear and no one is led to think otherwise. You don't represent yourselves as a couple, unless you discuss it and decide to try that. If you date others, you disclose it and decide how to handle that. It's not difficult if you're always honest with each other and treat each other with kindness and respect.