Sure his role in the upcoming film, Friends with Benefits, involves him having a casual relationship, but Justin Timberlake recently opened up to Ellen DeGeneres, saying he’s not a big fan of the idea, according to People.  “It’s a really good idea until it becomes a bad idea,” Timberlake said.  “It probably becomes a bad idea really fast.”  The 30-year-old Prince of Pop said it’s hard to keep emotions in check in those type of hookups, and it gets worse once sex is involved.  “If you’re going to be intimate with someone at some point somebody’s going to feel something,” he said.

When can a friends with benefits situation be a good idea?

Cupid’s Advice:

1. Fresh off a strikeout: A ‘no strings attached’ relationship may be beneficial if you just got out of a serious relationship, and you need a boost of confidence.

2. The big move: It’s tough to tie yourself down to a city you don’t live in anymore.  If you anticipate either a move to a different city, but still want to have fun, this type of relationship may be appropriate.

3. Flying solo: For whatever the reason may be, if you’re not ready for a committed gig, then it’s okay to want to have a non-serious partnership.  Just make sure you let your partner know what you’re feeling.

Do you think a “friends with benefits” situation is a good or bad thing?  Comment below.