When coming out of a relationship, a friend should be there as a strong supportive shoulder.“If they begin to date the woman you were seeing, it can feel like an extra knife in the back. My rule of thumb is that it's fine unless it is a very good friend.After scrolling through limitless losers on Tinder, it’s no surprise that a number of men and women turn to their best friends — not for solace, but as potential romantic partners.In a study released Thursday by Bravo Media, more than 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 54 were polled to see if the risk of dating a best friend is worth the possibility of finding true love.Men, perhaps not surprisingly, seem to be more game for the possibility of a romantic rendezvous with their BFF than their female counterparts.Seventy-six percent of gents are open to a romantic relationship with someone they consider a friend, while 73 percent have had sexual fantasies about that person (versus 58 percent and 51 percent, respectively, of women).
You downplay your insecurities in hope that he won't see you as clingy, and you suppress the fact that you occasionally get moody, jealous, or pointlessly angry.Age does not matter so you could be 13 or 30 and all of these rules will apply!Would you consider the person you're dating a best friend? Studies indicate couples who consider one another best friends have an overall more fulfilling relationship.And who knows more about us than just our name and phone number?Sure, the transition from friend-to-boyfriend might feel a little weird at first, but we think that the benefits of dating one might just overrule the awkwardness.I also wondered if my hesitation had to do with a (lingering? Yet, the lack of sexual heat was an indisputable fact.) case of commitment-phobia on my part, rather than any real doubts about the situation at hand; maybe the supposed chemistry conundrum was just a cover for my fear of getting closer to him. (Trust me on that: About six months after we broke up, Jake said, "The sex really wasn't very good, was it?Why dating your best friend may be your best bet to finding true love.There's nothing quite like feeling a spark of attraction between you and someone you just met, but lately, we've been wondering whether it's better to date a friend, or at least somebody we've known longer than just a couple of weeks.“You can try to handle it like an adult, being open and honest – but you will go down a notch on the friendship ladder,” agrees Nana Wereko-Brobby, director of Social Concierge, a London dating service.Nana points to the story of her friend Katie, a 27-year-old Londoner who lost a friendship when an ex got involved. Tell him what his friendship means to you,” suggests Irene La Cota, president of dating agency It's Just Lunch International.