Home » General Advice

Staying Just Friends

3 June 2015 One Comment

So my guy friend and I have been talking a lot. And are starting to become
friends and we both just got out of a relationship. It came up that he was
looking for a fuck buddy. And I would like to be friends with him and I am
starting to like him. But I am not sure that becoming his fuck buddy would ruin
the chance of us either staying friends or eventually being in a relationship.
Neither of us are quit ready for a relationship yet though, so keep that in
mind. I think it might be good to have a fuck buddy but I don’t want it to just
be about sex. Also, I’m 18 and he’s 28. So could the age factor be a deal
breaker for the relationship but not fuck buddy’s? What do you think? Thank you!

just friendsI suggest you stay friends and not get involved sexual and see what sort of person he is when there isn’t anything sexual to gain from you. The age factors in on this because men that age are hard to read as to what it is he is interested in. But you have to keep in mind that he’s been around the block longer than you and there are many things that he could be hiding from you by putting on a front, simply because he’s experienced at the game. Personally, in your position I suggest you avoid giving into his programming and set your own guidelines and see if he’s game. Stay friends and with time you’ll see his true intentions. Plus, sex always complicated things. When I was younger I believed that it wouldn’t but it always does. There’s an element of “possession” that comes into play with sex, which is understandable and quite primal. This does not necessarily mean he is the one who will feel the possessiveness, but rather you.

If over time you two feel that there you’d like to pursue something more than just friendship then take it to that level, but becoming a fuck-buddy with a 28 year old at this point is quite erratic and inane. Though there are many responsible 18 year olds, and I’m sure you are too if you’re questioning yourself before jumping into it with him, there are still slips that may occur that you will only regret in retrospect. And I’m here to hopefully guide you away from those regrets. The fact that you’re questioning yourself should be enough of an alarm to avoid the situation altogether, however there is obviously a thrill that comes along with being with an older man and an allure of seeing something new. My suggestion is that you don’t rush and test him out before trusting his words or perceived intentions.

Regarding your final question about the age factoring in on the relationship aspect, I would say that if he is a serious and respectable man then a relationship is your best call, but that also means that you should be ready to think about the future and whether or not you see yourself being with him for the long haul. If not, the fuck-buddy thing with a man at his age will probably leave you hurt or if not hurt feeling used, and at your age that has long-term negative effects that you’ll have to live down. Remain friendly and discover him as a person more before making rash decisions, is what I think your best bet is, and if that develops into a relationship then great, but if you naturally drift apart then you’re not losing anything meaningful.

One Comment »

  • HKAIFM said:

    I have a this guy friend and we have been friends for a few months and we seem to like each other alot as he is always very concern about my where abouts. However, one night after a long day i could’nt drive home and ended up staying over his place and thats the first time we had sex. The next day he was sorry and he said he wanted to be friends for a lont time ( i wonder how long is long ) . But after a few days we became very close and more concern of each other . and we eventually declared we were fuck buddies . This is due to different religion i guess and maybe would require me converting . (which i actually dont mind ) . We have been fuck buddies for a good nine months and we go on monday nights dinner and friday nights movies and we really care for each other . Noth of us came out of quite bad realationships and he did mention the next girlfriend he gets his just gona marry . We go for dinner every night and tonighht after dinner he ask me ” How long do you wana do this ?” i froze . He ask me to take my time and answer . What should i do, im afraid of his answer or what’s his thoughts are . His still texting coz i told him that i would tell him face to face and i have no idea what am i going to say .

    Reply to Comment


Leave your Thoughts!