Dating with no friends
The good news is that developing an investment in the "friends" part solidifies your foundation, and can also enhance the benefits. Adultery was against the law a long time ago, but there is a reason it was removed.Mary, as a strong believer in open relationships (I'm in one) and love without boundaries, you go girl :) Call it what you want; that's all semantics (Incidentally, in some places it is still illegal).That may be more freeing and less constricting than giving the wrong label to what you're trying to create. To use a word as archaic as adultery is so lacking in understanding of a relationship like this.
The problem is, when an FWB hasn't developed organically, the label doesn't fit and may .
That's not to say an FWB arrangement isn't possible: Sexual exploration can and often does become a part of an existing friendship between consenting people. A dangerous depravity to their own, that can now be said to apply to all others, and the list goes on. Now about these false Gods of yours, you do realize that when funny haha gets wiped off peoples faces we don't stop there. this is flipping dangerous and definitely would not engage in it.
Or you may have been in a romantic and/or sexual relationship with this person earlier in your life, but now it's morphed into a friendship. As a species you have proven your intentions to be hostile beyond any reasonable doubt. Your a bunch of spineless cowards who haven't a clue as to what your talking about. It still sounds like being in a relationship, nonetheless.
And because your relationship is mislabeled, it can contribute to feeling less deserving of the feelings you're having.
You're hiding what you feel, which delegitimizes any relationship, but since you're "only" an FWB, you're not "allowed" to feel emotionally invested.