Dating a best friend
And you’ll probably recognise all these signs that it’s really happening… Dating is funny The first time you go on a date, you both just spend the whole time laughing at the situation – why is this dinner different to all the other times you got a pizza, drank some wine and moaned about your job? Your first kiss isn’t awkward Which is a major shock. You don’t have to go through that tricky ‘getting to know each other’ phase Because you already know all each other’s bad habits, you know how to deal with them and you can cut the ‘where do you want to be in five years’ time? ’ conversation Because you wouldn’t have got into this in the first place if you didn’t think it was going somewhere. But you probably will have a ‘will this ruin our friendship? You know all each other’s secrets When someone brings up an ex by mistake, or something embarrassing from your partner’s past, neither of you gets upset – after all, you were the one getting the late-night calls about it when you were just friends. No one will believe you were ever just friends No matter how long you were really just friends for, and no matter how many other serious relationships took place during that time, when you announce you’re together, everyone will think this affair has been secretly going on for years. Your exes will be furious ‘I always knew you liked each other! People are different, so what's a good idea for one person may or may not be a good idea for another. That's fine as long as everybody is honest about it.You don't tell us what you're after--just "dating", which can mean anything from burgers and beer to occasional hookups to living together--or something more serious. Do you consider this guy marriage material or don't you care about that? Your surprise that he stayed with his "current girlfriend" suggests that he was not honest with you, and it seems he has jealous feelings when you're with other guys. It's all very well to be friends with a charming scalawag, but you've already shown some emotional vulnerability in all this and he seems to have shown some carelessness about your feelings.” —: When you're in any new relationship, keep yourself aware of your friend's feelings.
This especially rings true if that friend is the family member of your new crush!
Be upfront and clue your friend in on how you’re feeling.