The friendship between man and woman is often divorced from mutual attraction and sexuality. Among students end up being two of three such friendships in bed. Often the women want from a so-called Friends with Benefits, which it flows into true love. Men appreciate it especially sex. Only about one in five of these compounds actually turns into a romance.
But what, if not the love of it and the sex ends? Had the friendship is deep enough, it survives even the sex, concludes a US study. With the end of sexual near broke apart a fifth of all friendships. But 80 percent of the compounds persisted, even when they were platonic again. Half of the respondents felt just as close as before, sometimes even closer after the affair to a friend or girlfriend.