We ALL have some of these people in our past/present – but everyone deals with these relationships in different manners.
“The researchers hypothesized at the outset that individuals in an exclusive romantic relationship would report having fewer back burner relationships than those who were not.
They claim they’re not ready for a real relationship, but is it really just because they don’t want one with you?
Here are 10 signs he’s keeping you on the back burner: He constantly cancels or reschedules your plans. Even if he tries to pass it off as a “friend with benefits” situation, a true friend would give you notice and not drop you every time something “better” comes along.
I think the study is about right because the average age in the interviews were 21 year olds.
Regardless, I think it is healthy to have other platonic relationships with friends of the opposite sex.
The alternative means checking his texts and Facebook messages, and no one wants to be in a relationship with someone who does that.