IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ve never had a friend with benefits. But I sure as hell would if any of my guy friends looked like Justin Timberlake.
So of course IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll be fawning over him tonight when I watch him and Mila Kunis in Friends with Benefits (on my laptop, of course).
And if I feel so inclined, I can also search for a friend with benefits with just a click of a mouse. The interweb (if you haven't checked it out yet, it's all the rage!) is actually full of hoards of sites, like iHookup and NSAdatingsite.com, that are all about getting a good rompÃ¢â‚¬”no strings attached (anybody else have *NSYNC stuck in her head?).
Still, research has actually found that a significant percentage of current relationships began with just good Ã¢â‚¬Ëœol fashioned hooking up. Why? Casual sex has lost much of its taboo. So sex on, say, the first date, doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t nix sexÃ¢â‚¬”and even loveÃ¢â‚¬”later on. Check out more new relationship rules from the July/August issue (on sale now)! What do you think of the whole friends-with-benefits idea? Have you ever had one? Or maybe just a f*** buddy?
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