Generally, when youre dating someone, you have special feelings for them. In friends with benefits scenarios, youre just friends — friends who hang out and sometimes have sex/be intimate with each other. People who are friends with benefits may be free to date other people.
Is there such thing as a friend date?
Dating a friend can be a great experience — and often, that friendship is the perfect foundation for a healthy relationship. But sometimes it can feel awkward and you can realize that your friendship chemistry just isnt the same as romantic chemistry.
What kind of friends should I avoid?
Toxic Friends: The 5 Types of “Friends” You Should Avoid. Some friends become like family. On the other hand, some friends become worse than enemies: they become parasites. Isaacs goes on to say that toxic friends stress you out, use you, are unreliable, are overly demanding, and dont give anything back.