The “friends with benefits” comparison could be appropriate, but the benefits are less sexual and more emotional.
casual sex
AKA the state one enters into when you have sex with a man who might previously have considered you a potential romantic partner but now considers you a casual sexual partner.

Mar 22, 2013 at 1:00pm | 369 comments

friend zone
I understand how people might get sort of weirdly hopeful about slow-dancing with their BFFs to Billie Holiday 10 years down the line.
fancy hats
Sometimes a lady just wants her man to dress like Ryan Gosling in "Gangster Squad," okay?
Friendship isn’t second place for losers, it’s the start of a beautiful relationship.
friend zone
Nobody wants to be in the “Friend Zone,” where you can’t get your freak on and girls do terrible things like be themselves with you or (EVEN WORSE!) share their pink, heart-dotted-i, cootie-covered girly girl feelings.
Of course you fall in love with your best friend. Doesn’t everybody?