It Took A Pandemic For Me To Realize I’m Just Not A ‘Friends With Benefits’ Girl

Sydney Kaplan

I’m definitely no serial monogamist, but I’m also nowhere near being that Cool Girl that just, like, “doesn’t catch feelings” a la Julia Stiles in 10 Things I Hate About You. When I like someone, I have a hard time living in any kind of gray area. It’s weird how simple that sounds on paper (okay, online), since that gray area has seemed to follow me around for my 27 years of living like nobody’s damn business. Still, I just never thought a friends with benefits relationship would be for me—although, spoiler alert, that didn’t stop me from giving one a whirl.

To share a bit more about me, I’m the QUEEN of the three-month casual relationship that seems...

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