“It’s important to have a clear understanding by both individuals,” says my friend Kyle.

You both have to acknowledge the casual nature of this relationship which may mean making a flow chart of what you both expect and want.

"Just want to give you a heads up, though," I wrote.

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This is a behind closed doors, need-to-know basis kind of fling.

If you need to analyze the FWB situation, maybe it’s not for you — but you can tell your best friend of course.

“Though you may never fall for them, you must stay respectful,” says my single friend Kyle.

The benefit to this kind of relationship is that you already trust them, but picking a best friend can get sticky quickly.

A no pressure relationship doesn’t mean you get to be rude.

Standing someone up or not responding to texts will make any person, friend or more, annoyed.

And he wasn't the only one who ghosted me after the big reveal.

During the month that I used social dating apps to find new buddies, I sent countless unrequited salutations, offered up priceless New York City travel recommendations, and even gave my number to a guy who wanted to discuss first amendment rights. When I started, I believed that, with millions of people just searching for company online, I'd easily find my new bestie or at least someone down for a platonic hang.

After a witty opener (he, having studied at Oxford, asked if I was British because I somehow looked it) and exchanging our jobs and educational background, we were discussing our favorite Delaware beach destination.