I think this is a really important question. My last BF and I never developed a friendship. As a result, we didn’t laugh together, I never was able to fully trust him (which was borne out over time). He was superbly fun in bed, but frankly, Natasha, the lack of all the other critically important elements eventually played out. Nice package. Not nice on the inside. Friendship rules. I wish in a million ways that I had someone I loved as a friend and then on top of that I had the hots for. That would be magnificent. The distractions of the physical can really railroad us past what’s lasting.