have taught us anything, it’s that after years of looking for Mr.
Right, some girls end up with their best guy friend.
“We do random stuff that I would do with my other friends, like staying in all weekend and watching movies,” says Emma Squire, a senior at Vanderbilt University.
To avoid being complete couch potatoes, treat yourselves to a date night each week.
If convenience and comfort are your only reasons, it may be smart to move onto the next guy.
(thank you, television gods) doesn’t necessarily mean yours will be the same.
Even if you claim to love “the chase,” there’s something very appealing about a convenient, stress-free courtship.
If your friend has feelings for you and you clearly enjoy hanging out with him, why not give it a chance?
He’s just interested in receiving what she has to offer because she’s a good friend [to him].” Before you and your guy friend go out on a date, think about why you’re willing to give this a shot.In a way, it makes sense: he listens to your pointless rants and remembers your birthday, and you obviously enjoy hanging out with him. Sometimes, dating feels like a cruel game of “20 Questions.” When you date a guy who’s already your friend, you can skip the small talk.But like any other type of relationship, this kind of romance has its drawbacks. “We already knew each other extremely well when we started dating, so we didn’t have that awkward ‘getting to know each other’ period,” says Julie*, a senior at Northeastern University who dated her male best friend.Unfortunately, this unhappy ending doesn’t change when you’re dating a friend.
“What’s scary about moving a friendship to a relationship is that it’s very difficult to go backwards,” Alexander says.
“There’s no need to put on a façade; you can just be yourself,” says Patrick Wanis, a human behavior expert and author of .