It is normal to feel a spark of attraction between you and someone you just met, but is it alright to start having such feelings for your best friend? The change from him just being friend to boy-friend might feel a little strange at first, but the benefits of such relationship might just take precedence over the odd feelings. Here are five reasons you should absolutely date/marry your best friend.
He’s familiar with your bad side
During the first few months of dating someone new, it’s easy to pretend like you don’t have a dark side or some bad habits. You restrain your diffidence in hope that he won’t see you as insecure, and you subdue the fact that you occasionally get jealous, angry, or moody.
However, with him as your boyfriend, you have nothing to conceal. It’s even better because he will know how to respond to you in a way that is constructive to the relationship and to your desire to improve yourself. Conversely, you’ll be aware of his shortcomings before you start dating him.
You’re comfortable with each other
With a new partner, it may take a few weeks to feel completely at ease. There are things that you may find comfortable doing in front of your friend, but which you may have reservations showing off in presence of a new date. You would definitely try to impress your new date, but same isn’t applicable with your friend.
3. You’re aware of each other’s relationship history
You may feel less uncomfortable about the number of guys in your past if your boyfriend already knows about them before deciding to date you. Also, you’ll probably have a hint about why his past relationship(s) crashed. Then both of you will have a sense of each other’s relationships styles and issues and will be better prepared to deal with possible fights.
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Dating a friend who you’ve known for long might be less dazzling than falling in love at first sight, but what’s more exciting than deciphering a friend’s flirty mixed signals for signs of romantic intentions? If the relationship goes well, you’ll be amazed at how a good friend became even better than an out-of-the blue boyfriend.
There’s always something to talk about
This is true since both of you have a history together. We’ve all dated someone with whom we spent more time getting hot-and-heavy than in actual conversation. The moment of truth inevitably comes with a new date during a long car ride, when you have no choice but to put on the radio because the two of you have no mutual interests.