People who were actually friends before have an underlying emotional attachment to one another and that may lead to a hot mess of a relationship.
Commandment #3: Thou Shall Not Go On a Date with a Friend with Benefits Anything, and I do mean anything can constitute a date. Commandment #5: Thou Shall Keep the Door Open for New Relationships The reason these kinds of relationships rarely work out is because people close themselves off from finding someone they actually want to be with.
A back-up is someone you may eventually end up with because everyone in your life already loves and accepts them.
Never, ever, confuse a back-up for a friend with benefits.
They think that because they already have someone they're sleeping with, they don't need to look for anyone else.
A friend with benefits is a temporary fix and should never be misconstrued as a relationship.