Cupid's Pulse Article: No Strings Attached featuring Natalie Portman and Ashton KutcherCupid's Pulse Article: No Strings Attached featuring Natalie Portman and Ashton Kutcher

Emma (Natalie Portman) and Adam (Ashton Kutcher) have been close friends for as long as they can remember.  One morning they make the mistake of a lifetime; they sleep together.  In an effort to keep their friendship intact, Emma proposes something that Adam would be a fool to refuse — a relationship with no strings attached.  They can do whatever they want with whomever they want with no consequences whatsoever.  It sounds great, right?  Only one small problem: what happens if one of them actually falls in love?  Filled with a cast who are hard not to love, No Strings Attached brings humor to one of life’s most often debated questions.  Can a friendship survive a relationship?


Should you date your best friend?

Cupid’s Advice:

It can be really tough to decide whether to take a friendship to the next level, because there’s a lot that can be lost.  Cupid has a few tips on how to decide:

1. Attraction levels: In order to actually date someone, you need to be physically attracted to him or her.  Although this is one of the shallower things to base the decision on, there’s no point in risking your friendship unless you’re sure there’s more than a platonic spark there.

2. Matching morals and values: It’s easier to be friends with differing values than it is to be partners where that’s the case.  If you plan on taking the next step with a close friend, make sure you talk about those basic things you never really thought about discussing before.

3. Future goals: Don’t risk the friendship for a relationship if you don’t both plan on being serious about the outcome.  It’s simply not worth it to put yourselves out there for a casual fling.  Make sure you’re on the same page about that.

Release Date: January 21, 2011