Dating a close guy friend
Me and my crush, (He has a crush on me too) are best friends.
We don't want to date, (as far as I know) and he got me flowers last year on the last day of school. I already knew, (obviously) but I just wanted to leave a comment on some 'love' quiz! -Mads (Sry I don't feel like writing a real name so blah is blah) thank u so much for this quiz it helped me a lot!
I am a newlywed, and it took me and my bestie 6 years to figure out what everyone else already saw coming. It’s an amazing adventure You’ve already been friends for so many years, you know everything about them, except what it’s like to be their guy or gal!
You’ve already seen each other at your best—and worst Having lived alongside your friends for a while, you’ve seen how they are in relationships.
It does mean that some of that fun dating discovery process isn’t in the mix, but it’s nice to start something with someone you already know well.
But you never know what someone is like in a relationship until you’re in one I lucked out: My bestie and I were romantically compatible from the start. You know how just because you love your friends deeply, some of them might not make the best roommates? Even if you’ve been close for a while, dating is a new dimension, and it can really complicate things.
You might get to skip that nervous-making “meet the parents” part If you’re dating a friend, chances are your parents already know this person very well.
They might have been to dinners and holidays with you already, or even if you live far from your parents, you may have mentioned their name at least once.
The question of our dating came up like this: Jake and I had gone back to his apartment for a nightcap after having dinner together ... Plus, he's very tall and quite handsome--an indubitably attractive guy (whom the ladies generally love).But he told me he'd been mulling it over for a while, and he was serious about wanting to give things a go. And not having Jake in my life seemed unimaginably painful. Maybe incompatible phermones are to blame--who knows?At the same time, after considering it for a minute or two, I realized that if I give it a try, my reluctance could create a weird dynamic which could very well do serious damage to the friendship--maybe as much as a failed romance would. --because there doesn't seem to be much else to explain it.This is a good data point for whether or not you think the two of you are compatible.
This history also bypasses the stage in which you’d normally be feeling insecure or uncomfortable being yourself with a new date.He’s merely accepting friendship, in lieu of dating you, because it beats the alternative. Having no girl friends, and, therefore, no one to confide in.