You probably clicked this article because you found yourself in utter disbelief after reading the title. That's the reaction the majority of people will have because... Who the f*ck thinks there are any benefits of being a side chick?
Well, today, we're going to play devil's advocate because it's almost f*cking Valentine's Day and side chicks are getting severely ignored.
Honestly, it's with good reason, but we're in the mood to give a little love to the otherwise ignored on this love-filled holiday.
1. You get all the benefits, none of the bullsh*t.
You get all of the great parts from a relationship with none of the headache! Could you imagine what life would be like without the nagging and annoyances?
2. You're not the one he's lying to.
Everything is out in the open as there are no secrets. There is no tip-toeing around either of your feelings for each other or what this all "means."
And isn't that the biggest benefit of it all? (Spoiler: Yes.)
3. You don't have to pretend to be interested in anything.
You aren't offending him when you straight up don't care what he's saying.
There's no pretending to be interested for the sake of his feelings, as feelings are the last thing coming into play.
4. You're never expected to pay for anything.
If dinner is involved, you know you aren't paying for a thing. Why would this guy want to do something to piss you off? He should be thanking you for your discretion.
5. He's always coming to you.
One of the best parts of this arrangement is you never have to leave the comfort of your own home.
He doesn't want to run the risk of you leaving anything behind at his apartment, so everything is done right where you want it: your place.
6. You don't have to share your bed.
How's he going to explain to his girlfriend he's sleeping out? He can't and he won't -- so the bed goes back to being all yours at the end of the night. Perfect sleep, guaranteed.
7. You don't even have to meet his friends.
In fact, he doesn't even want you to!
8. ...Or his parents.
He definitely doesn't want to introduce you to them. In fact, he doesn't want his family or friends to even know you exist.
9. You don't have to worry about where it's going.
You already know: NOWHERE! Doesn't that ease your anxiety as it basically eliminates any and all worries about the future?
10. There is no talking.
Well, there is some talking, but it's kept to a bare minimum. You don't have to be bothered with someone else's stresses or problems because he already has someone else to talk to that about.
Sounds f*cked up? At least you're not the one with a significant other.
11. You never have to see him in daylight.
These little indiscretions are kept behind closed doors and after hours.
12. You never have to worry about looking good when you wake up.
Why? Because he won't f*cking be there! You can wake up in all your glory: smudged eyeliner, messy hair and all.
13. You don't have to explain where you stand with him to your friends.
There's really nothing worse than your friends demanding you find out where you stand with a guy. When it comes to a situation like this, there really isn't anything to debate.
14. You never have to worry or care about what he's doing.
In fact, you really just don't want to know. Until it's time for some personal attention, he's irrelevant to your life anyway.
15. It's on your terms.
You call the shots when it comes to this because it's based around your schedule -- not the other way around.
16. You can always say "no."
He's the Yes Man and you're the Decision Maker. All the power rests in your hands. You get to do whatever you want, whenever you want, without justifying it to anyone.
17. There may not be much moral high ground, but you definitely have an inch on him.
No matter how badly you may feel from time to time, it's nothing compared to what must go through his mind.
18. It's an automatic ego boost.
No man is going to risk cheating on his girlfriend with an ugly chick.
19. You don't care if you don't love him.
You don't really care if you even like him, to be honest.
20. You're never waiting by the phone.
There will never be nights where you sit and wait for this guy to hit you up. You're too busy having fun with your friends and out living your life.
If he hits you up at a convenient time, great; if not, it's not your problem.
21. There's no breakup.
There is no awkward ending, no drastic conclusion, just something that fizzled out as it ran its course.