5. Act Like A Girlfriend
I know, I know…I can hear the swarms of women out there now shouting, “Hell no! Why act like a girlfriend if he ain’t my man?!” Hear me out. Some men may look at their FWB as just one of the guys who just happens to be good in bed. Some men can’t see her as a girlfriend because she doesn’t do “girlfriend” things. I’m not saying be his domestic sex slave, but try not to come off as just one of the guys, or as a woman who is only interested in sex. If you’ve managed to fall in love with him, but are holding back, give him little hints that you’re thoughtful (and irreplaceable), like cooking him a meal every once in a while when he’s working late, or picking up his dry cleaning on your way over. It doesn’t have to be anything too crazy, because he might think you’re being intrusive or stalker’ish. But if you do it right, you’ll come off as the caring woman you are, not just some girl he’s smashing. Bottom line, try to do little things that let him know you care and are paying attention to him and his needs…you know…like a girlfriend would. Of course he should appreciate and reciprocate – and if he doesn’t then you can conclude that he just doesn’t see you as a potential mate and you can move on and do those things for someone who is more deserving.