When you and your friend have been close for years, maybe it’s just been months, either way it can be challenging to transform your friendship into a relationship. Everyone has different views on what would happen if you started to date a friend, but it all really depends on the two people involved.
I will say that you shouldn’t date a friend unless you are absolutely sure that there is something between you two. It has been said that almost everyone ends up marrying their best friend, but you need to be sure that your friend and yourself are both positive that you are into one another so you don’t make a mistake.
Why you shouldn’t date a friend.
If you decide that you want to date your friend and than it really doesn’t work out between you two than it could end up ruining your friendship. That’s not certain that it would, but it could and than you’ll end up regretting dating them. You don’t want to lose this person from your life, and that’s why it’s so important to know if you are really ready to make the decision to get involved romantically with each other.
If you have mutual friends, than some of them may not take it so well while others may be thrilled and will say “I knew you guys would end up together all along!” But all of your friends might not react the way you want them to, and that could be a strain on your relationship. If the relationship ends badly than it could split up all your friends, so you may not only lose one but you may lose many of your friends if the relationship doesn’t work out.
Don’t decide that you want to date this person if you can’t see it going long-term. Yes you may think that you can see a couple of fun and exciting dates but if that’s all you see you shouldn’t take this step.
Why you should date your friend.
When it comes to being friends, that means that you know a lot about one another. You know all their flaws, weaknesses and you know all about their lives so their won’t be any surprises when you do start dating. You don’t have to feel that awkwardness of not knowing what to talk about on a first date since you’ve had so many conversations with this person before.
However, that could be a bad thing for you. If you are one of those people that thinks one of the best parts of dating is that thrill of getting to know someone new and telling someone all the fun stuff about yourself and about your life. But if that is an uncomfortable area in dating for you than dating a friend is good.
Dating a friend isn’t an easy choice to make since it comes with a lot of risks, but if you are feeling that you can’t hold it in anymore, than start talking about dating. Be sure you are really ready and you know that this is what you BOTH want, or else you may end up losing a lot more than a relationship if it ends.