i don’t think you should go for the FWB, not because it’s wrong to have sex outside of a relationship, but because it will further complicate things with your ex and you’d be doing it for the wrong reasons. i think you’ll end up feeling more hurt with an FWB. it’ll satisfy you physically for the time you’re having sex, but emotionally there will be a hole and you’ll feel even worse because you truly just want your ex. six or seven months is a really long time for your ex to ask you to wait for him, i don’t think that’s fair. keep in touch with him, but try to pick up the pieces so you aren’t completely shattered if he doesn’t end up wanting to get back together. heal from your break-up (there are tips in our faq), be alone for a bit, and then decide what’s best for you.