If you aren’t subscribed to discoblog or, worse yet, you are unfamiliar with the concept of NCBI ROFL, I suggest you get with the program. One of the best nuggets of research-based comedy gold: how men and women perceive “Friends With Benefits” relationships:

Results indicated many overall similarities in terms of how the sexes approach FWB relationships, but several important differences emerged. For example, sex was a more common motivation for men to begin such relationships, whereas emotional connection was a more common motivation for women. In addition, men were more likely to hope that the relationship stays the same over time, whereas women expressed more desire for change into either a full-fledged romance or a basic friendship. Unexpectedly, both men and women were more committed to the friendship than to the sexual aspect of the relationship.

Good to know we’re all on the same page.

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