5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE DATING YOUR BEST FRIEND

Here at Elite Singles, our mission is to help you find people you share a deeper connection with. But what if you already have that special someone in your life? If you are lucky enough to be able to go out with a friend, is this something you should consider?

Going out with your best friend can turn your most important friendship into something really special. Yes, there are pitfalls: high expectations and the fear of ruining what you have between them. But if you go into it with your eyes open, who’s to say it won’t work?

5 Tips for Dating Your Best Friend:

Your best friend is closer to being your partner than everyone else.

Dating doesn’t have to be difficult, especially when you have the opportunity to find single partners with whom you can have a deeper connection. But if you’re stuck in an online dating rut and looking for love in your immediate surroundings, it’s really natural that your eyes fall on the person closest to you first. Let’s face it, meeting singles in everyday life is hard enough.

If there’s even a remote possibility that you could be dating your best friend. That you could love him and he could love you in a deeper way, surely it’s worth exploring? When you’re single, your best friend is already the closest thing you have to a partner.

Be warned though: courtship is a special time for every couple. It’s when you create many of the memories that will last a lifetime of your romance. Take too many shortcuts and you will miss this vital stage of the relationship; just take the time to date properly and learn to love yourself in this new light.

“I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees, I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you crinkle your nose a little when you look at me like I’m crazy, I love that after spending the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you’re the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.” – When Harry met Sally.

5 THINGS TO KNOW BEFORE DATING YOUR BEST FRIEND

Your best friend is already very interested in your relationship.

The best people won’t pick on you: If you’re lucky enough to date someone who shares your values. They’re unlikely to let you down. Unfortunately, however, blind dates and bad matches just won’t be invested in the pursuit of a future relationship. That’s not even the worst. We’ve all been there: You go on a few dates and things seem to be going great. But suddenly you never hear from the person you’re dating again…

At least, this won’t be the case if you start dating your best friend. In the age of throwaway dating, where suitors only need to swipe right on their smartphone to completely discard you, your best friend is in it for the long haul.

However, keep in mind that dating your best friend is always a risk, but it’s a risk for both of you. The number one reason friends decide not to date is that they don’t want to ruin their friendship, which is certainly understandable. But if he takes that leap of faith, who knows? Big risk can come with big reward! YourChristianDate.Com

Your best friend knows how to make you happy.

Of course, any partner could make you happy by presenting you with flowers or treating you to a nice meal. But it might take someone a while to learn what really makes you smile. ‘Best friend’ status is not an easy thing to earn – of all the people who can make you laugh or cheer you up when you’re sad, this person is the best!

Both of you probably already do all the things that make you happy anyway. Whether it’s going out for drinks, watching a movie, or just relaxing at home. You’re already used to having fun together. It’s just that, up to this point, he hasn’t called them “dates.”

Be careful though: they also know how to push each other’s buttons in an argument. They say there’s a fine line between love and hate, and dating your best friend will teach you how easy it is to find yourself on the wrong side. Even when they’re not deliberately trying to annoy each other, friends (like siblings) can’t resist getting into each other’s skin from time to time. It certainly doesn’t mean that you can’t or won’t have a long and fruitful relationship.

Elaine: Okay, let’s go, I’ll give you half an hour.

Jerry: Are you serious?

Elaine: Jerry, we have to have sex to save the friendship.

Jerry: Sex to SAVE the friendship. Well, if we have to, we have to.” – Seinfeld.

knows everything about your past relationships.

Sometimes it can be scary to enter a new relationship knowing that you carry a lot of emotional baggage with you. Letting your guard down when you’ve been hurt before is the hardest thing, and trusting that your new partner will be understanding enough to ‘get it’ doesn’t always work.

Not so when you’re dating your best friend. Fortunately, they are already aware of any emotional baggage and can take steps to ensure they don’t make the same mistakes their former partners might. Whether it’s making you feel more confident in the relationship by not looking at strangers, or scolding you less or treating you more on dates, your best friend has access to plenty of clever tricks that will make him the partner you truly deserve.

Keep in mind, though: While your friend may have always been there to comfort you after a messy breakup. They may not have been there during all the bad times with your ex. Forgive them if they don’t know every last detail of how it went wrong last time. They’re your friend (and new partner), not a superhuman, and no one will remember it as well as you! Take heart that your best friend helped you through those times and that you are both in a much better place now. YourChristianDate

Your best loves you just the way you are.

One of the biggest advantages of dating a friend is that he already knows your bad habits, and you know theirs! From chronic clutter to nail-biting to leaving the toilet seat up. The kind of little roadblocks that can ruin a burgeoning relationship you’ve already accepted (or grown accustomed to tolerating!) with your best friend.

They’ve seen you at your best and they’ve seen you at your worst. They have celebrated with you and comforted you. They have laughed with you and they have also cried with you. If, after all that, he still wants to be not only your best friend, but also your partner. You might have something really special…

Be careful though: people change, relationships evolve, and even when you’ve been friends for years and years. It doesn’t mean you’re immune to any of the difficulties that come with it. That said, it’s this very kind of evolution that allows you to start dating your best friend in the first place! Celebrate together; you may have turned your best friend into your soul mate.

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