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 Dir: Will Gluck; starring: Justin Timberlake, Mia Kunis.

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this past weekend with $105 million in ticket sales. Not since the Rambo movies have so many farmers and ranch hands buddy-upped to the popcorn counter. As much as I adore Bradley Cooper, I won't be seeing the movie. I can't see it.

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This is what scholars call men’s “marriage premium.”

Both scholarly research and common sense suggest that there are a number of things men can do to reduce the risk of divorce. Men who do their best to hold down a stable job, don’t abuse drugs or alcohol, are sexually faithful, attend religious services regularly with their spouses, and, above all, make a regular effort to be emotionally engaged in their marriage are less likely to divorce. Men seeking to avoid divorce should keep these facts in mind.

Friends with Benefits: Seven Magazine review, by Jenny McCartney

But what if romantic interest creeps in? Even though about one party developing romantic feelings, turns out these feelings often do more good than harm. When romantic interest develops in an FWBR, friends tend to to each other as a result (perhaps, but not always, as a means of transitioning into an officially romantic relationship). And regardless of whether friends turn into starry-eyed lovers, in general, FWBRs tend to found in romantic relationships—suggesting the between a romantic partner and a “friend with benefits” might be what we call them.

On average, the quality of married sex trumps that of unmarried sex.

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To bypass the label issue, some researchers speak : Humans kind, intelligent, and trustworthy companionship—and fulfilling these needs transcends the specific type of relationship in which people find themselves. In this sense, perhaps we would do well to stop analyzing friends with benefits, and simply affirm that everyone is free to love , in whatever ways benefit the people involved.

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Jamie and Dylan are both formidably eager to demonstrate their fashionable insouciance: they hang out, swear, text, sneer at Katherine Heigl rom-coms, and eventually evolve a mutual plan to treat sex like tennis, complete with explicit running instructions on how to improve the game.

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Before long, however, the iron laws of the rom-com reassert themselves, even in the face of two characters openly struggling to escape from them. Despite its surface bravado, the film is too nervous of losing the audience’s sympathy to defy convention for long. Jamie’s mother, a flagging free spirit, lets us know that her daughter has hitherto been an old-fashioned believer in true love: code for “relax folks, she’s a nice girl at heart”.

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What’s going on here? We think guys benefit from the sexual investments that marriage encourages on the part of both parties. As one told researchers: “I think for sex you need more time, time to get in sync, time to know your partner, time to get to know what the other person likes or doesn’t like.”

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This is the tricky thing about friends with benefits: They’re and even harder to define. In fact, as the term has become more well-known, it’s blossomed into an umbrella phrase covering a , from budding romances to to people who hook up but aren’t really “friends.” In this sense, the term is really just another attempt at making sense of human relationships, which are and might actually (read: probably) defy categorization.