Best friends dating each other
In many ways, things will get more emotionally complex than your friendship ever was, and that's a good thing.“Both people need to be on-board with creating a new sense of interdependence and commitment," says Dr. "It’s not just friends who have a sexual relationship – it’s a romantic partnership.Eventually, I graduated to borderline-sexts about how his legs looked in shorts, but there were so many baby thirst steps in between.The point is you can take your time with getting more flirty and seeing if A.) they seem to return the flirtiness and B.) they're flirting with instead of generally flirting with everyone.2.Theresa Di Donato, Associate Professor of Psychology at Loyola University."It can give you a safe space to see if the other person flirts back.” It doesn't have to be anything too overt right away – we started off with dressing room selfies where we asked each other's opinions on outfits we already knew we looked really good in.But consistently worrying about the state of your friendship with every new step you take in your romantic development is just no good.“A couple who goes through a breakup might then have to negotiate how they’ll share their network of friends, says Dr. "But at the point where they’re a couple, I don’t think it benefits them to keep saying ‘Ok, if we break up, what’s going to happen?
"Shared friends might be really interested in this thing that’s happening between the both of you, but a romantic relationship is between two people.”Trust: the last thing you need on top of your nerves is a gaggle of mutual friends eyeing you talking to your friend from across the bar and drunkenly blurting out that you should both just kiss already.6.
But if you can't stop focusing on the potential future turmoil, you should rethink moving along.
“If you’re both truly interested, there’s more to lose if you don’t try than if you do,” says Di Donato.5.
“If you hold those beliefs, you might take any sort of stumbling as a sign that it’s a problem and this relationship that isn’t worth pursuing, rather than recognizing little points of awkwardness and stumbling as something you can work on,” says Dr. Accept that your relationship will get more complicated.
Just because you get to regularly bone your cool friend now doesn't mean that that's all your relationship will entail.