Being friends with a member of the opposite sex can bring you elements that you just cannot find in same sex friendships. One of the most important elements is the ability to see things from the other perspective. Most often, men will have many questions regarding what women are thinking, what they want out of relationships and why they behave the way that they do. When a man has a no sex relationship with a woman, he can find out.
Alternatively, there are many women who have a list of things that they do not understand about the male psyche. They wonder what men are thinking, what men wish for in a woman, and why they act the way that they do. When a woman has a no sex relationship with a male, she can ask her guy friend all of these questions and get answers straight from the source.
Both men and women can learn a lot about each other this way. It can greatly help in regards to dating. To be able to learn the opinions of a member of the opposite sex, taking their advice can lead to great dates and great relationships.
When having a no sex relationship, part of that fun is the option of flirting with your friend. If ground rules are established ahead of time, that his will indeed be a no sex relationship, it gives people the freedom of being able to have fun flirting, knowing that it will not actually go anywhere. You can practice your flirting skills, so that when you do meet someone that you like, you will know exactly what to say. You will see what gets attention and what does not get attention.
Be wary if you begin to have feelings for the other person in your no sex relationship. This can sometimes happen, when a person feels a strong friendship bond with another and believes that it could be feelings of love, or at least lust! There are times that a no sex relationship can turn into an intimate one, but this must be done carefully. You do not want to scare away your friend or do anything to make the other person feel uncomfortable.
If you do find that you are having feelings for your platonic friend, the best thing to do is to be honest but do not go overboard. For example, if a man feels that he is developing feelings for a platonic female friend, he should not bombard her with flowers and beg to go out on a date. Simple and casual conversation can show a person what the other is thinking. Ask the other person what exactly it is they are looking for in a partner; ask what qualities they feel would be suit them. If they begin describing you, you know that you have a very good chance of turning your platonic friendship into something else. If they describe someone who is the opposite of you, don’t worry. You didn’t lose a thing. You still have your great friendship and you will find someone who fits your needs when the time is right. Never pressure a no sex relationship friend to bring things to a new level if they are not completely interested. Most likely, they take comfort in having a friend of the opposite sex who is a good friend and someone that they can talk to. Haivng good friends are an important aspect of life and if you do have a quality no sex relationship friend, appreciate and respect that person.