Transition from friends to dating
So is the trend toward intimate friendships between single men and women a good thing? If you haven't read my previous articles on biblical dating, you'll be helped in thinking through this issue by reading "Biblical Dating: How It's Different From Modern Dating." Based on some of the principles found there, let me offer a couple of practical reasons why I believe such friendships to be generally unwise, and then I'll suggest a positive role for friendship among singles in the Christian community.
In this series of articles, I've raised several biblical principles regarding the way we should treat our brothers and sisters in Christ.
You're so nice, and I don't want to lead you on in any way.
Are you wondering what “friends with benefits” actually means?
Perhaps you’ve heard the term come up in movies and TV shows, have seen the acronym FWB or are simply trying to figure out if it’s the right kind of relationship for you.
Whatever the case may be, in order to make a friends with benefits relationship work, it’s important to understand what this kind of casual connection truly means and entails. In the most basic sense, a friends with benefits relationship is one in which two people are physically intimate with one another, yet they’re not committed to each other in any way.
In other words, people involved in a friends with benefits relationship clearly enjoy spending time together and hooking up, but their relationship isn’t romantic and has no strings attached.
You’re not looking for a committed relationship with this person.