How to make the transition from friends to dating pros and cons of dating in college

That just doesn’t happen when a couple starts as friends because it isn’t necessary. The reason for this is obvious: in order for a relationship to go the long haul, it must include a good base of friendship and compatibility, and not just be based on sexual attraction.

While it may make you nervous to bring up the subject, tell yourself that the results—if he is feeling the same way—will be worth it.

Plan to open the conversation when you are both feeling comfortable.

Don’t expect to hang out with him every single day. You need to remember that he can’t spend every second with you, but that doesn’t mean that he’s being distant.

You aren’t going to be his only thought because you’re now his girlfriend instead of his buddy. When you enter a relationship, things shouldn’t change that dramatically.

I feel that in the end, we would eventually need to talk about our intentions because hanging out alone now may feel like a date to me because of my change in feelings, but to her it probably is “just friends hanging out” unless she secretly likes me, too. First, I like the idea of a dating relationship having some friendship history.

If a dating/courtship relationship is anything, it should be an amazing friendship.

I know Boundless has a lot of articles about being buddies with the opposite sex and how you shouldn’t be super close with your opposite sex friend unless your intentions are to date her.

But I had a question on how to go about dating your best friend.

Here is the basic scenario: What if you have been long-time friends with a girl for three years and recently you started seeing her in a new light?

We already hang out either with a group or alone pretty often. And how do I find out how she feels without making it awkward?

It’s iffy to start a relationship with a really good friend, because there’s risk involved.

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