How do you offer them advice? Moments such as these can get a little awkward in the first few months of the relationship —— contrary to popular belief where dating your best friend would mean less awkwardness. Sure, you know each other pretty well, maybe even better than you two know most people —— but humans are complex, and part of their complexity is their ability of confusing you on which side of the border of best friend and significant other you ought to stand on. And with that comes….
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Asking your best friend to start dating you can be pretty challenging. First, the challenge can be how to present the message. Here's someone you've played with, talked with, shared feelings with, and who has always seen you as nothing but a friend. Now you're asking yourself, "How do we start dating? Are you supposed to be engaged to an enemy? Isn't your partner supposed to be your best friend? After all, you are best friends because you have a lot in common.
5 Reasons You and Your Guy Friend Are Still "Just Friends"
The first kiss my boyfriend and I shared as friends-who-now-know-they-like-each-other was nothing short of terrifying. I pulled him into what I thought would be a sweeping, spark-filled smooch and he just stood there, hardly moving. The rest of the date was even more catastrophic. We nervously drank too much and watched Sweet Home Alabama on his bed without looking at each other. I was convinced we had no chemistry and that I ruined a perfectly-great friendship.
But maybe your real dream guy has been right under your nose all along. Your male best friend is someone you feel comfortable around, someone who knows the real you. What if you have a messy break-up and then lose your best friend? The transition from best friends to boyfriend and girlfriend worked on shows like Friends and How I Met Your Mother , but real life is a bit trickier than a sitcom.