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Old 09-04-2008, 04:55 PM
 
Location: South
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Default Friend with benefits... how does a gal find one?

OK, so pretty much like the title says my question is what is the best way/how a gal in her early 20's finds a friend with benefits? I have had two "relationships" (if you can call FWB that) before.. problem is every guy I have ever been involved with I met through work. That just isn't going to happen at my current job.

After the past 2 years of being in a aggonizing drama filled on/off relationship with the wrong guy all I really want right now is to take care of my needs (yeah I'll admit that) and go out a little. Just not the whole commitment thing. I need my space. Seems like I keep finding the guys that want commitment. (That's why I no longer have the two previous FWB's).

How do I weed out guys looking for the same thing???
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Old 09-04-2008, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Happiness is found inside your smile :)
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Wow - being a woman in her 30s, which means I was once in my 20s

I'd say - just through a rock and you'll hit a guy who's happy to oblige. I had a bunch of them - they are EVERY where..

You can try like Yahoo Personals too, and although a guy will SAY they are looking for a relationship - if you lay it down like you don't - I don't think you'll get much resistance.

Or if you are daring - try Craiglist.

Or go to any bar, sporting event, grocery store etc etc
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:00 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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OK, so pretty much like the title says my question is what is the best way/how a gal in her early 20's finds a friend with benefits? I have had two "relationships" (if you can call FWB that) before.. problem is every guy I have ever been involved with I met through work. That just isn't going to happen at my current job.

After the past 2 years of being in a aggonizing drama filled on/off relationship with the wrong guy all I really want right now is to take care of my needs (yeah I'll admit that) and go out a little. Just not the whole commitment thing. I need my space. Seems like I keep finding the guys that want commitment. (That's why I no longer have the two previous FWB's).

How do I weed out guys looking for the same thing???

Women in general don't never have problems finding a guy for just sex.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:03 PM
 
Location: Tennessee
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Yep.....shouldn`t be a problem.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Women in general don't never have problems finding a guy for just sex.
Sheesh, in my neck of the woods it's not very easy to come across anything likable even for these purposes , which is the reason I ended up importing my ex-husband from another state. Of course, I wasn't planning on a husband , but that's another can of worms... How can you not marry somebody soooo wonderful?!
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:07 PM
 
Location: So Cal
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Yep.....shouldn`t be a problem.

Yes, as a guy I've always kinda resented that, but I guess that life.

The whole money/power sex trade off I guess.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:14 PM
 
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sounds like a bad decision to me. The goal is to find guys that are reliable, mature, and into relationships...finding FWB is going in the opposite direction.


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OK, so pretty much like the title says my question is what is the best way/how a gal in her early 20's finds a friend with benefits? I have had two "relationships" (if you can call FWB that) before.. problem is every guy I have ever been involved with I met through work. That just isn't going to happen at my current job.

After the past 2 years of being in a aggonizing drama filled on/off relationship with the wrong guy all I really want right now is to take care of my needs (yeah I'll admit that) and go out a little. Just not the whole commitment thing. I need my space. Seems like I keep finding the guys that want commitment. (That's why I no longer have the two previous FWB's).

How do I weed out guys looking for the same thing???
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:15 PM
 
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And men that are just into sex are usually even more skum-like.

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Women in general don't never have problems finding a guy for just sex.
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Tucson
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Seems like I keep finding the guys that want commitment. (That's why I no longer have the two previous FWB's).

How do I weed out guys looking for the same thing???
Seems like one always finds what one doesn't need at the time, doesn't it...
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Old 09-04-2008, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Beautiful New England
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And men that are just into sex are usually even more skum-like.
Puh-leez! The gal is looking for someone to have some fun with and nothing more. I have no doubt that she can find a guy looking for the same thing and that does not necessarily mean he's "skum-like."

Oh how I wish I was in my 20's again, single, and knew her number
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