Two best friends dating
In your head, you didn't feel the need to "try" in front of your best friend — you were just you.So, while you'd love to still dress up for special dates, you know that one false move won't change anything.Your best friend is also scared about this possibility, but you know what? Knowing that this relationship will probably move much more quickly than the guy you successfully swiped on Tinder is a reality that both of you will face, but if you both agree to take the steps, you're both (as Luke Danes might say) "all in." And, hey — It could also end up being a Jerry and Elaine situation, which would also turn out pretty amazingly.Unless you just met him and bonded instantly, he's probably seen — or at least heard about — your dating disasters of the past. You've probably heard about how his last girlfriend was possessive, or needy, or crazy, or in a secret cult, or all of the above.Want more of Bustle's Sex and Relationships coverage?
Obviously you know that he likes hanging out with you, so you don't have to interpret vague texts or lament with your girlfriends about the issue. By dating your best friend, you've already moved past all of the "getting to know you" awkward parts.Or, maybe it was a mutual friend who brought you together.Whatever it is, you know that a lot of your interests are aligned.The most attractive qualities in another human, I've learned, is the barrage of support they have given you throughout your life, as well as the years of history between the two of you.Just imagine him as a partner, just one time, and see if your perception changes a bit.
While these events may have been traumatizing for the both of you at the time, the positive spin is that you both know what doesn't work in a relationship with the other person.