A while ago, I tried the whole friends with benefits, and I thought it was kinda cool at the time, because there wasn't much you didn't have to do, and so I thought "this is cool, I'll get to do all the plus sides of a relationship, while not experiencing the negative stuff (fights, jealousy, etc)" so I tried that for maybe a month and a half, and I don't know what it was -- I guess I wasn't ready for it, you know -- more less my head was saying I was ready for it, but I felt a little too rushed into things. So we eventually parted and I lost a good friend to it, had we not went for friends with benefits, I may have had a really cool friend to hang out with -- but now I don't, and she hates me. So I think I want to stay away from friends with benefits, that never worked out in the way I wanted, and I also found out there were more steps to it, but I never got to put those into exercise. So basically friends with benefits screwed (no pun) me out of a good friend and left me with a unstable entrance to relationships. I think if I were offered a girlfriend or friends with benefits, I think I would choose a girlfriend.