Like in any other relationship, good communication is key, especially in this special circumstance.
That said, what is love, and life, without a little risk?
Although my relationship crashed and burned, the lessons I learned were invaluable.
More precisely, would it make your relationship easier…or harder?
When I set out to explore this question for this piece, one of my own stories kept coming back to me.
There was, of course, that best guy friend who was rooting for me to overcome yet another heartache.
Not surprisingly, I began to think, “Wait, should I revisit this, now that we are both single at the same time?
I didn’t put in enough effort to dress up for our dinner dates, for example, or explain why I had to stay late at school. Our relationship had evolved from a platonic to romantic one, but because we knew each other first as friends, we took it for granted that we also knew each other’s relationship expectations, which became the root of many arguments.
Another problem with dating a close friend is that you might spend a lot of time with mutual friends, which could become awkward if the relationship doesn’t last.
Nicole recommends testing the waters at first and asking your gal pal for some relationship advice to see if she bites.