Family life counsellor and educator for the Central Jamaica Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, Anthony Gordon, said while he does not condone these relationships, they are increasingly becoming a part of the popular culture."It is really the dynamics and dynamism that is evolving in this new age where relationships are concerned and so I am aware that from time to time these terms usually evolve," he said."While I understand the coding and the cultural dynamism in them, I caution persons in relationships to be careful because people might get involved in something and they are not truly aware that they are getting into," he said It is upon this premise that the counsellor cautioned young ladies getting involved in relationships to first of all understand what the various codes mean, and decide whether they accept them as a part of their relationship vocabulary.
So ladies, if a guy never introduces you as his girlfriend, his fiancée, or his wife, chances are he might have very well filed you under one of these headings in his little black book.1. This is the most common of them all, and has probably given credence to the argument that it is impossible for two individuals from opposite sexes to remain just friends.
I know that he only sees me as a ‘friend with benefits.’ How do you turn a “relationship” that’s 100% sexual into something more?Boyfriends and girlfriends have come and gone, but my friends with benefits have stood the test of time. That’s longer than I predict my first marriage will last.And while I can’t imagine being with my Cuba date “for real”—I mean, he’s a low-key homeless anarchist who once took me on date to his Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous meeting; there are red flags—I still value our relationship immensely.Read more: Top ten tips for an office romance But does this tell the whole story?It seems like it is becoming more normal to begin a serious relationship like this, too.