Should You Date Your Best Friend

datingYou have spent months, even years, being together as the best of buddies, but deep inside you know your feelings for your best friend is becoming more romantic than platonic.  You want to tell your friend that you would like to take the relationship into a different level.  The problem, however, is how you friend would react.

Dating your best friend can be a very touchy subject.  There is risk of losing a friendship because your best friend may not feel the same way you do, thus becoming an uncomfortable situation whenever the two of you are together.  However, if the feelings are mutual, having your best friend in a romantic not only leads to a loving relationship built on trust and companionship.

The great thing about being in a romantic relationship with your best friend is that you have already known the person for so many years.  There is no need for attitude adjustment, no need to impress your friend with some musky cologne you just bought, and you can discuss things you know would be great conversation topics.

However, the downside of having your best friend as a romantic partner is that everything might change.  You would feel jealous that she still talks with your male buddies; you would spend more time together than with your network of friends; and your best friend might even expect more from you because the relationship, as some would think, has reached a higher level.

It does take a lot of guts to say to your friend that you like them.  However, you have to make sure of what the other person feels before becoming honest with your feelings.  You can try giving little hints and gauge how your friend would react.  But if you cannot wait much longer, you can tell your friend how you feel-that is if you are really willing to risk everything.


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