I would add that because the lack of incentive for a man to “get” sex from a woman he will loose interest quickly.The biological drives are always there beneath the surface.Of course, this assumes the ex-couple didn’t move into a “friends-with-benefits” relationship, which can be quite complicated.2) Ex-couples are more likely to stay friends if the breakup was mutual.This shouldn’t be too surprising – happier relationships set the foundation for a potentially happy post-dissolution friendship.
Anyway, while I don’t know mean this as serious “advice”, if you want to keep a man/woman as a friend, you better be willing to go out with them at least a few times.
3) Post-dissolution friendships are more likely if the ex-partners are still attracted to one another, perhaps because they still want to “hook up” again.
Along these lines, some exes may stay friends because they hope to rekindle the relationship, essentially creating a cycle of breakups and initiations known as “on-again/off-again” relationships.
And since there isn’t that much of an investment in the “friendship” after only one date, it wouldn’t make sense to put in the time to truly turn that woman into a “friend”.
Conversely, if I’ve gone out with someone three or four times over a month – which probably means we’ve seen each other naked – it’s more likely that I’ll see her as a true friend – even if we’re not long-term compatible.