What does FWB stand for?

Friends with benefits

Friends that have a mutual agreement to hook up without being in a relationship are known as "friends with benefits" or "FWB." People commonly use the acronym when texting and online, especially on social media and in chatrooms.

FWB refers to a companionship that centers around physical interaction, like making out, without any emotional attachment. However, emotions typically get in the way, and things get messy. One person, or both people, may develop significant feelings, which destroys the whole FWB situation.

Most people that get into an FWB arrangement are teenagers and young adults. However, older adults and senior citizens (surprisingly) also enter into FWB relationships.

FWB also stands for the 2011 movie Friends with Benefits starring Justin Timberlake and Mila Kunis.


Is he your boyfriend?
Nope, we're just fwb
Yeah right, there's no way that will last!
Twitter disagreement about FWB arrangements
Twitter disagreement about FWB arrangements

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Updated July 28, 2021

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