Friends with Benefits
This weeks' Impossible Question: When is a Friend Not a Friend?
When he (or she) is a Friend with Benefits of course. But are the benefits worth the risk? It is a common situation, and while booze plays a strong role, it is not always to blame. They tend to come in varying forms; such as Casual Friends, who you end up with somehow during a booze-filled night; Good Friends, who you have had flings with as teenagers and still occasionally pull; and then there is the Very Good Friend, who you suddenly see in a different way. If you act on this, you are playing a whole new game, if you don't, you will always wish you had. You are fucked either way. So, what to do, what to do? Tres simple: Weigh up the benefits. Do a dimple assesment. Do a warm-and-fuzzy-feeling check. Monitor your heart-rate. If the signs are good, get jiggy with it.