It is not unusual for people to realize that they cannot tell the line between friendship and romance anymore. Well, that’s because this line is blurry in numerous situations. If your best friend is a guy, then you normally spend a lot of time together, just like best friends do and you probably already care a lot about each other and you know some of each other’s deepest secrets. If you have been feeling lately that you might want to try going out on a date, in the most romantic possible manner, then you should consider a few things before you do that. It can be a great idea and turn out that your friend is actually Mr. Right but the date can also ruin your friendship while you’ll be realizing that there should be no romance between the two of you. Dating a friend is, without a doubt, a good idea most of the time but what if this doesn’t apply to you? If you are still ready to go for it, then there are a few things that experts say you should know before you leave the house for your first romantic date. Here are some ideas.
1. Admit and accept the fact that it will be awkward in the beginning. It will be awkward even the first time you will have sex, so it’s not just about the date. It might take some time for your brains to figure out that you have strong feelings for each other so allow for the information to sink in and have patience. It will get great shortly.
2. Relationship chemistry is completely different from friendship chemistry. This is why you might realize that you’re doing some things differently now that you are in a relationship as opposed to how you did them when you were just friends.
3. When some things are not working, be honest about them. You probably tend to treat this relationship differently because you were friends before you were lovers but it shouldn’t be that way. Discuss about the good things and about the ones that are not working the way they should because that is the only way in which you can repair them before it is not too late.
These are, in wide lines, some of the most important things to know before you date your best friend. When you skip from the friend zone to a romantic zone, you have to expect change. It is actually impossible not to experience some changes, big or small so get used to this idea prior to going on the first date. There are wonderful stories of people who built amazing families, people who were just friends at first and there are stories of situations that went terribly wrong after two friends decided to date. As long as you are prepared for the change, then there are bigger chances for you to be in the group of those who get to have a positive experience dating a friend.