We both knew one of us would probably eventually meet someone we had a romantic interest in and it would end. So when that happened, we just wished each other luck and parted ways, easy as that. I'm now married with kids, he's engaged, we've run into each other a couple of times through mutual friends and still have each other on Facebook.
He's a nice guy and his life seems to have turned out well, which makes me happy for him. I broke up with a guy I had been dating for five years. He broke up with a girl he had been dating for four years. We'd known each other since freshman year in college and both liked each other but were both in said relationships. We broke up with our SO's for extremely similar reasons lack of sex drive on their part and feeling unwanted for years.
Neither of us wanted to commit because we both just wanted some time to be single adults, an experience we had never had before. We were always friends and had a lot in common. Things started out great. As soon as we hooked up, things went to hell. I will say that I definitely made mistakes.
But, my biggest mistake was trying to help him and continuing a relationship sexual or platonic for as long as I did. I quickly became his therapist. He would enter these spirals of self loathing that there was no turning back from. I'd be laying next to him naked trying to comfort him. It was like I'd known him for years as a friend but I didn't see this side of him at all until we became more than that.
Once that Pandora's box was open, it couldn't be shut. He also gaslit me pretty terribly and now I know I will never let that happen again. He would act like he wanted to date get really jealous of other guys, take me on romantic trips, do relationship stuff like hold hands at restaurants, and he wanted me to come to family holidays.
So, I'd say "okay, let's date" and he'd go cold on me. He's then call me overly emotional and irrational which is hilarious looking back because all of my friends and ex's complain of my stoicism and somewhat coldness. It left me confused. Not upset just really doubting myself. I ended the sexual part of our relationship. We were on again off again platonic friends for about two years. But his whirlwind of emotions that pushed me away and then cried about me never being there was exhausting.
Also he was the center of a lot of drama. Whenever we'd catch up, it was always one friend falling out or a complete disaster of a weekend because of some girl who cheated on her boyfriend with him.
I finally called him out on being the center of drama. Told him that he needed to stop using hook ups to prop up his self esteem. He basically told me that I must hate him and blocked me on everything. Several months later I get an essay of a text with him basically telling me that he obviously loves me and asking how I couldn't see that. When I told him that's not at all what he said during, he told me that he only said those things to push me away and I needed to read between the lines.
I told him that he needs to say what he means. I also told him that I'm in a committed relationship now and I don't feel that way about him. We maybe say something to each other every few weeks. I'm male but I thought you might be interested still. At first, I very much felt that she was not relationship material for me, just fwb. But as I got to know her better I developed some feelings for her, and I think it was somewhat mutual.
I would have wanted some sort of commitment though just for the summer , but she wanted it to be more casual. Much of the summer was a rollercoaster of mixed feelings for admittedly, I let myself get carried away by them , though overall a good experience.
At the end over the summer we said goodbye as we're now in different continents. Will be back in the same city in January, and it anyone's guess how things will be between us then.
I was in a serious relationship from the time I was 17 until I was After the break up, I wanted to be single for a while, but I also really wanted to have sex having been with only one person up until that point.
So over the course of a year I had two regular NSA sex-partners, and two relationships with polyamorous people who knew I wanted to be monogamous eventually.
Those last two looked like close, affectionate friendships, where we also had sex, and knew there was an end date. The NSA sex relationships were basically meeting up for some kind of date once or twice a month, and then fucking. We did genuinely enjoy each other's company, but it was a very superficial relationship. So, I just sort of drifted apart from the sex partners.
For one, I decided I didn't like sleeping with him anymore he was very big and lasted a long time - which I know sounds good, but I get bored with sex if it goes on too long and just never texted him again, and he never texted me either. We'd been sleeping together for four months or so. With the second one, we'd been sleeping together for about 3 months when he had a family thing come up so we couldn't see each other for a few months, and by the time he was free again I was in a relationship.
With the polyamorous partners who were not partners with each other, for what it's worth, and never met , I broke up with them when I met someone I wanted a monogamous relationship with. The male partner took it well, and we still talk and are friends. The female partner initially was very happy for me and said we could be friends, but we sort of had a disagreement and haven't really talked since we broke up.
I sincerely wish it had ended better, but it happens. I started a strictly casual situation with a guy who was looking for the same.
Just saw each other one night on the weekend and did our physical things. Then slowly we started spending more time together. He would invite me to drink with his friends.
I'd get drunk and stay at his place. Started going to strictly social activities together because we realized we could have fun together without the pressure of relationship roles. About 6 months into that, he completely flipped script and decided that he wanted a relationship. I agreed to try. We dated on and off for two years. It ultimately ended because he wanted to settle down have babies and get married asap and I just didn't.
I regret it came to that because I really did love the guy. That's been many years ago, and I still don't want to get married and have babies. It's been the downfall of many relationships but the only one I regret that being the reason was this relationship. He's now married and has his baby he wanted so much, so yay for him lol. Another one I had was a strictly sex situation for two years. That was the only thing we did.
We never hung out much. We didn't have anything in common except really awesome sexual chemistry. Right around that two year mark he decided hey, we've been having sex all this time.. Maybe we should try dating. I said meh, let's see where this goes.
Then I realized he was just dumber than a box of rocks with zero personality. Sex was bomb though. It just kinda fell off and then we never talked again. It started out as FWB. I learned that the feelings are not mutual.
Now I'm wine-drunk, crying, and browsing reddit. Currently in a FWB relationship with a guy that my family and friends know as us dating. We're really good friends and support each other emotionally- but we both agree that becoming boyfriend and girlfriend is a terrible idea for us both. I like sex- a lot. And he doesn't as much, he likes romantic stuff and simply doesn't have as high a sex drive.
He's good in bed though, and in a lot of ways everything a girl is supposed to want in a guy. Prefers dates over sex. Intellectual especially about politics and interesting to be around.
But that's not the kind of guy I want as a boyfriend, and neither am I an ideal girlfriend for him. So we'll "break up" and I'll have to pretend that I miss more than just the sex, and pretend to be just a tad "heartbroken". Meanwhile the reason that we'll have broken up is because he'll finally find a girlfriend which I'm helping him look for.
As long as we keep being friends which is likely then I'm happy. It's a given that he's going to find a girlfriend, someone that matches up with him romantically better than me, and we've talked at length about it and I'm perfectly okay with it. Whether it's in a couple of months, or a year if I'm lucky, I'm just enjoying it while it lasts. I've been in quite a few casual sex relationships, as I tend to seek them out in between romantic partners. I've had 5 or 6. None have turned to relationships, though some have kept a friendly vibe after "broken up" or ended up being "repeats".
I've had two just naturally start fadding away. No negative feelings there. Casual sex with the same person likely won't be maintained for more than 4 month at a time. I like this, as it leaves an easy window to see each other again in the future. For one of these guys, we tend to go through phases, usually hooking up for a couple months each year, then stopping. It's pretty natural, things just start fading as life gets busy or someone starts dating.
Start up again when you randomly run into each other or hit each other up. I've had 2 move away. One I've been seen the last couple of summers and is genuinely a friend, the other I still chat with sometimes, though he hasn't been in the area for ages.
Another 2 ended because one of us got into a relationship one of each actually. With the guy who got into a relationship it went no contact, as I made it clear I wasn't interested in a no-sexuality friendship had a small crush, but also knew we didn't have that much in common.
When I got into a relationship, me and the guy I ended things with did end up hooking up again when my relationship ended. But it was terrible. Just the worst sexual encounter I ever had no idea why because it used to be good , so I've avoided him sexually ever since. These are different because they aren't explicitly casual like the above.
In my experience, if you feel unsure about the relationship and he hasn't brought up more by the 4 month mark Twice the guys caught feelings so I ended things. Another time I did, and he ended it. The last time we did it for a while but I wasn't enjoying it and was clearly not attracted to him like that, so we ended it and remained friends as if nothing happened.
I dont do the FWB thing if I want to date someone, and I usually know if I want to date someone within a very short period of time. That opinion has never changed for me, or for the other party.
They wanted to date me from the get go but weren't honest about it. Back in February I had a big break up with a long-term boyfriend. It was a fucking mess, and I came out of that in a rage and just wanting to try random shit because I could. So I went on fetlife and met someone, he seemed normal and was dominant and wanted to hook up.
I make it explicitly clear that I just wanted something casual, and he agreed. So I went over to his apartment one night dumb, I know, but it did turn out okay and we were very sexually compatible and it was fantastic. So we kept doing that for a few months, and we started to see each other more and more, and I would stay for longer periods of time, and we would do a lot of just hanging out and cuddling and watching Netflix. So right about the time we started to realize something was going on between us, he found out that he was going to have to move clear across the country for work.
And I remember when he told me, I surprised myself with how emotional I got about it. We talked and spent a ton of time together over the next few months and decided that we didn't want to break things off when he left. I never would have expected things to end up this way, but I helped him move out of his apartment, I'm the one who drove him to the airport, and I went to visit him a couple months later.
We still talk every day, I visited him again about a month ago, and currently the plan is for me to go stay with him for about 6 months after Christmas. We saw each for about a year.
I started seeing someone I really liked. We decided to be exclusive. I told my fwb. He was happy for me although obviously was going to miss the sex.
He met someone a little later. We don't ever do anything inaprope and have even been on a double date. His girlfriend was not as oki with that as my boyfriend was but he knows I've had sex with lots of my friends and that it doesn't mean anything.
We were friends for three years before we started dating. The only reason I didn't try to fuck him before was because our mutual friends went to us seperatly and made us promise to not sleep with each other before we every met. Well they made me promise not to sleep with him.
They made him promise to not try to date me. He's shopping for engagement rings now so I'm a little shorter with them for that lol. Did this once, and only once. The "relationship" lasted about months. We saw each other a few times a week. Sometimes, we would go out on dates, but mostly just slept together.
It never felt like anything serious. I knew he liked me a lot, but I made it really clear from the beginning that it wasn't going to become a full blown relationship so we were on the same page. I liked him too, but would have never been with him long term. It ended because I moved away, which we both knew was going to happen. A stopped talking to him when I left, and haven't spoken to him since.
It was fun at the time and extremely painless once over. No drama, which is how these things should be! No strings means no strings. I was introduced to my first FWB back in Since we were hanging out most of the time, I fell for him and confessed to liking him more than an FWB but rejected me. For some reason we've managed to become best friends and until now while he's in a different continent and I'm in a relationship, we still talk.
Obviously just nothing sexual anymore. One moved away, but usually one or both of us gets really busy and we kinda fade out for a while. I still talk to most of them on occasion. My hookup buddy before the current one moved, soooo that ended that. My current FWB situation has kind of moved into casually dating, but neither of us has assigned that name to it yet, but it's working for us so far. I went about it in reverse. My bf and I broke up and became fwb months later we weren't having sex during the 8-month rltp.
I ended it again. Now, he wants us to start dating again no sex to reconnect??? It's a mess, I'm aware. Some end up with ghosting, others are basically end with a text saying they're not interested in anymore. I was casually hooking up with a girl who I could just never date. She was funny and fun to be around, but a straight up narcissist. She did relate to me, however, that she had started to develop feelings for me, and that I was the first guy for whom she had learned to effectively manage said feelings and not get too attached.
She predicted that we would never see each other again, and while it's not a decision either of us made, it's basically been true. We're both now in relationships though, so that's good. Did this in for about three weeks. He ended up being a poly creeper who insisted on referencing his poly orientation as a way of teasing me.
Then I did it again in , and this guy and I had a month relationship. HE ended up being a manipulative, controlling narcissist. I've had several casual hook ups while travelling. We ended when we moved on for a place or our travels took us I different directions. I've been in a few situations. I'm currently in one now so I can't tell you how it ends.
But we were dating more seriously originally and he ended it after only a month and a half when he got busy. He was practically ghosting me but I was direct about it and asked what was going on. Then we didn't talk anymore until one day he hit me up. I knew exactly what for and I was okay with it cause I'm not looking for anything long term right now.
I really do like him, but not only does life consist of being too busy for me, but I've decided that I'm for sure moving in 6 months. In a previous casual relationship, he ghosted me.
It was super lame cause he didn't respond to me when we were supposed to hang out one night. It was super disrespectful but he was apologetic and I mentioned that when we did end, to not ghost on me.
He admitted that he had ghosted girls before "but you're really cool and I don't wanna do that to you. He actually did want a serious relationship so the whole time we were together I very much encouraged him to date and look for someone so I don't get why he had to ghost. I think it had to do with some mental health stuff so I was kinda whatever about it in the end. But at the time it was extremely frustrating. But on a platform like Reddit, people are more open about their sexual desires, whether they're taboo or not.
Reddit can also be an inclusive space for LGBT people. Kelly, an older transgender woman, said she's also seen a number of posts from transgender users on various subreddits. It's written in clear, plainspoken language , using the same language you or I might use to try to sell a couch on Craigslist.
Unlike other dating sites, everyone on Reddit admits they're there for the same thing: For all its faults, Reddit is a place where you can fuck without fear of judgment. Are we empowered or just horny? Reddit prides itself on its independence. These sites are all perfectly horny, but they also have specific rules in place to prevent harassment. There's a strong pro-community spirit that mirrors that of Reddit itself. Ultimately, there's nothing explicitly different about hooking up on Reddit as opposed to using Craigslist, AdultFriendFinder or any other no-strings-attached hookup engine; after all, we've been using anonymous Internet forums to find hookups for decades now.
But redditors say there is something unique about the community itself. Crops are growing in this underwater garden. Reports of shooting and fatalities at Capital Gazette newspaper in Baltimore. Immigrant children as young as 3 are reportedly being forced into court hearings alone. Alec Baldwin wants your help to protect the Mueller investigation.It's the equivalent of ripping the band-aid off quickly rather than slowly ripping that fucker off over the course of months years in the case of a few of my friends. Reddit prides itself on its independence. No strings means no strings. The husband and I are also good friends. When he moved a few miles away I got to feeling guilty about him being married but his wife wasn't having sex with him, and after a few months I decided what the hell, I want sex, He wants sex, it's good let's do it. And a pair of handcuffs. His girlfriend was not as oki with that as my boyfriend was but he knows I've had sex with lots of my friends and that it doesn't mean. That opinion has never changed for me, or for the other party. But we were exclusive for the most part until he hooked up with an ex-fuck friend which was the turning point of going down hill. I've had three friends with benefits: