Dating your best guy friend quotes
My now-husband and I both involved ourselves with many different romantic relationships before giving our friendship a shot at something else, and I feel like if I didn't consider dating my best friend, my life would be drastically different (and probably way sad)."But Karen, I'm not attracted to my best friend!
This is key in starting a happy and healthy new relationship.When you're dating, you're just cringing over anticipation of the moment when these habits come to light. He's the first one you call when you're down, and no matter what, he always knows what to say.You'll be wondering if whether or not eating scoopfuls of peanut butter from the jar will be his dealbreaker, or if the fact that your socks are bunched together like a pile of unmatched nightmares will turn him off. How many times have you switched shirts before a first date?Just imagine him as a partner, just one time, and see if your perception changes a bit.Unless, of course, you prefer the challenges of trying to meet and connect someone who doesn't know anything about you.If you both like music, you can always check to see who's playing at the local club.
A date can simply be an event you've wanted to check out anyway, and probably would have, regardless of your romantic status. He might joke about your gross (yet satisfying) nail biting habit, or he's probably aware that one glass of wine too many makes you weirdly political in social settings. Your mood is elevated during his presence, even if it's when you're doing something stupid like snarking on movie selections.
It's super doubtful that a date would have gone differently if you chose a V-neck tee instead of round neck tee, but the paranoia that sets in regarding wardrobe selection will definitely make you nutty.
Your best friend has seen you in all types of tees — the one you got from a Walk-A-Thon back in 1997, the one you accidentally puked on during a horrible party a year or so ago, and the one that is two steps away from being a dust rag.
Meeting parents is massively stressful, but if this guy has hung around you enough, he's already familiar with your mom and dad. " (One step at a time here, Dad.)Granted, there's a chance that the two of you might just be a romantic mismatch.
And unless your parents ever pulled you aside with advice like, "I don't trust this hooligan! In fact, if you mention the relationship to your parents, you'll probably get the response of "Finally! And there's a chance that this failed experiment might tarnish the friendship entirely. This has been your go-to guy for years, so you can't even imagine the possibility of removing him from your life if there's no love connection.
In your head, you didn't feel the need to "try" in front of your best friend — you were just you.