Breaking up and making up every other week doesn't count, and your friends are bound to get tired of hearing about it.

And look over each other's cover letters with excitement and meticulousness.

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It's all well and good to take a time out after a fight, but that should never extend to icing the other person out to the point that it gets worrisome.

Instead of being constructive, that's a power play that's sure to hurt someone's feelings.

There's no room for over-the-top selfishness in your bedroom.

Instead, you each care about making sure the other person feels as good as possible every time you have sex.

When you finally get into a mature relationship after being in some headache-inducingly juvenile ones, it's like a whole new world.

Two adults working to make their relationship as incredible as possible is a beautiful thing.

"Don't book the church yet, Mom — it was just a hookup!

" At first, her disclosure strikes you as too much information.

But then it gets you thinking: You're single, too — what could be so bad about a casual night in bed with someone you like but don't love?

For 50-plus types unwilling to walk — possibly rewalk — the path that leads to romance, rings and relocation, the prospect of a "friend with benefits" is looking less and less like a millennial indulgence.

And even if your relationship isn't as mature as you'd like, there's some good news: if you both make a commitment to growing together, it might blossom into a beautiful, adult bond that can go the distance.