To move from friends to dating
At least this won’t be the case if you begin dating your best friend.
In the age of disposable dating, where suitors need only swipe right on their smartphone to dismiss you completely, your best friend is in it for the long-haul.
“Elaine: All right, let’s go, I’ll give you half an hour. Elaine: Jerry, we have to have sex to save the friendship. Well if we have to, we have to.” – Seinfeld It can be scary sometimes heading into a new relationship knowing that you’re carrying a lot of emotional baggage with you.
Letting your guard down when you’ve been hurt before is hardest, and trusting that your new partner will be understanding enough to ‘just get it’ doesn’t always work out. Luckily, they’re already well aware of any emotional baggage, and can take steps to ensure they don’t make the same mistakes your ex-partners might have.
If you’re lucky enough to even have the possibility of dating a friend, is it something you should consider?
Dating your best friend can turn your most significant friendship into something really special.
They’ve celebrated with you, and they’ve consoled you. If, after all of that, they still want to be not only your best friend but your partner too, you could be onto something really special…
Be warned though: People change, relationships evolve, and even when you’ve been friends for years and years, it doesn’t mean you’re immune from any of the difficulties that arise from this.
Dating needn’t be difficult – especially when you have a shot at finding fellow singles with whom you might have a deeper connection.Be warned though: Dating your best friend is always a risk – but it’s a risk for both of you. Sure, any partner could make you happy by showing up with flowers or taking you out for a nice meal, but it can take a while for someone to learn what truly makes you smile.The number one reason for friends deciding not to date is that they don’t want to ruin their friendship, which is certainly understandable. ‘Best friend’ status is no easy-won thing – of all the people who can make you laugh, or cheer you up when you’re blue, this person is the best!If there’s even a remote possibility that you could be dating your best friend – that you could love them and they could love you in a deeper way – surely it’s worth exploring?
When you’re single, your best friend is already the closest thing you have to a significant other.
Even when you’re not deliberately trying to annoy each other, friends (like siblings) can’t resist getting under each other’s skin from time to time.