I enjoy my independence. I ENJOY my alone time. Sometimes when I spend a day with my friends I need that quiet time by myself just to decompress. But, I don't want to rule out love and relationships and sex.
Tact is for people who aren't witty enough to be sarcastic.
My... I don't know what he is -- we were dating for nearly a year doing this, then broke up, but now we are... its like the opposite of FWB, in that we are doing this part of the relationship but no sex (that's a whole 'nother post! ) -- well, it works beautifully for both of us. He's introverted and needs space, and is also balancing work and school and his independent life. But once a week or so we have a night together and maybe go for dinner or cook together, watch movies, talk all night and cuddle. We speak on the phone frequently and provide emotional support. We laugh together. He helps me with my house projects, and I help him with his crazy family. We occasionally hang out with each other's friends. It'll be two years in the spring and while its unconventional (and sometimes the uncertainty about the status gets to me) but it seems to be working well for both of us.
Funny enough, the scientist in the video said that their stats show that 45% of these "friends with benefits" relationships turn into long term commitments...fascinating stuff.