How To Date Your Best Friend
Be careful when learning how to date your best friend. Dating your best friend is sometimes the wise choice to make when choosing a person to date. You two already know each other and are familiar with the other, so why not try it? Either it will be the best thing you ever did or it could also turn sour, and not end very well. Unfortunately, if you try to date your best friend and it does not work out, it may also end a very good friendship. Weigh the pros and the cons before making that final decision to carry the friendship to the next level.
- Try to dress and act more pleasing to the person. As best friends, you were probably able to wear those sleeveless t-shirts, baggy basketball shorts and dirty running shoes. Put those away and don a new outfit or take pride in the clothes you choose to wear around her. Shave or trim the beard. Be sure you smell clean. Bottom line is to look and be presentable. Sure, as best friends she did not mind how you dressed, however now that you two are dating she may appreciate more initiative on your part in regards to appearance.
- Stop talking about past girlfriends. Although as friends you two probably discussed old boyfriends and girlfriends, it is now to put a stop to this topic. Be sure she knows you are interested in the two of you, no one else. It may also be time to carve out those special moments just for you as a couple. Now that you are dating your best friend, it does not necessarily mean things have to change, however alone time together is very important. Explain to mutual friends that you two need room to grow. True friends will surely understand the situation and respect any privacy needed.
- Give your friend time to adjust. It may take time for both of you to get use to the dating idea. Not long ago, you two were most likely down to earth, carefree around the other, with no worries and definitely no expectations. Suddenly you have to consider whom she is going out with and where right? Nope. Back off and let your friend have the space she needs. Do not over crowd or become possessive. She is the same person as before and may still require space and freedom in certain areas. Give the relationship room to grow.