Wednesday, November 17, 2010

f$%& buddies & the BLOW OFF

A fuck buddy is by no means a new concept. It's a person we like enough to call our friend, like enough to call for a booty call, but don't like enough to actually call our boyfriend/girlfriend. Personally, I've never had one (yes, mom and dad, you can breathe a sigh of relief), but I know a lot of people who have and it's usually ended badly. I guess the main thing fuck buddies are up against is that the whole "just sex" arrangement can't last forever. One person ends up wanting more or ends up finding someone actually worthy of meeting the parents. If anyone knows a story of fuck buddies who actually ended up together, you know our email address.

Now, for one that didn't work: an old friend of mine was stuck in a dead end relationship with her FB. They started sleeping together our senior year in high school and he wanted to keep things on the DL. He was "popular" and she wasn't. But she put out. She agreed to the arrangement, only telling a few of her close friends about her new bed-mate (or car mate, actually). (Keep in mind, outside of the high school social norms, she was a million times better than him.) Months later, things finally came to a head and he showed his true awful colors. It should have been the end of their "relationship" but they continued hooking up off and on for the next FIVE YEARS. I lived with her one summer in college and it made me sick to my stomach every time he came over at 3am. I think the unflushed condom in the toilet was my breaking point. Anyway, she literally found Jesus, stopped seeing him, and most likely forgave him for the way he treated her, but I still have fantasies about sending him hate mail on Facebook. As for our friendship, it never fully recovered.

So, all of that said, I had to laugh a little after watching the below trailers for the movies No Strings (with Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher) and Friends With Benefits (with Mila Kunis and JT). My friend did not get a happy ending with her fuck buddy, but I have a feeling Natalie and Mila end up getting luckier. Let's just hope neither of these movies end with someone running through an airport. I'm torn on which one looks better, Friends with Benefits has Justin...but No Strings has Mindy Kaling (!) Check them out:

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