Is dating friends a good idea
And do psychologists confirm this new paradigm is a good one to strive for?
Many people think that dating a friend is a bad plan. You don’t have to put on any airs; you can just be who you are. Trust is the foundation of a relationship and it’s one of the hardest things to build. And since you’re friends, you’ve already built up a reserve of trust between yourselves. Coming into a new relationship with trust puts your relationship ahead of the game and sets you up for success. And if you’ve still chosen to be friends, then there’s a good chance you’ve accepted each other’s differences to some degree. It is likely you have developed the kernels of love already. Naturally, it took some time to get past the uncomfortable feelings but our friendship was strong enough to weather the storm.
Sometimes you might know a bit more about each other than you would normally like to." I said, thinking he was just feeling randy, and annoyed that he would risk our friendship on a whim. (Or, at least, MY insecurities.) His writing career was going well, and the work he did interested me. What's more, I was terrified we might ruin the friendship. And I really do think, after all, that the main problem was our lack of chemistry.But he told me he'd been mulling it over for a while, and he was serious about wanting to give things a go. And not having Jake in my life seemed unimaginably painful. Maybe incompatible phermones are to blame--who knows?The question of our dating came up like this: Jake and I had gone back to his apartment for a nightcap after having dinner together ... Plus, he's very tall and quite handsome--an indubitably attractive guy (whom the ladies generally love).and suddenly, he leaned over to kiss me."What are you doing? I had a great time with him--we were always laughing; always talking about interesting things; always comfortable discussing our emotions, fears and insecurities. In other words, it was hard to imagine a more ideal boyfriend. for whatever decidedly peculiar reason, I'd never felt an overwhelming urge to get it on with him.
Age does not matter so you could be 13 or 30 and all of these rules will apply!