It won’t work if one person is more serious about the relationship than the other and it’s probably not worth it if you’re both looking to see each other casually.
Casually dating someone is for people to see if they’re connected, share common interests and get along.
As friends, you’ve already passed that test with flying colors.
Consider your motives—are you merely attracted to him or her physically or even confusing your feelings as a caring friend with romantic feelings?
It’s not worth risking your friendship if you aren’t completely sure of what you want out of pursuing the relationship.
If you’re hearing phrases such as: “You’re like a brother/sister to me” or “I don’t want to jeopardize our friendship” or if your friend is asking advice on another person he or she is attracted to, you shouldn’t even think about dating the friend because chances are your friend doesn’t share the same romantic feelings for you. You both should be going into the new relationship hoping for serious results.
A good friend is loyal, supportive, understanding and shares the same interests as you.
Typically, these are the exact qualities that most people look for in a romantic relationship.
This makes dating a friend seem like a no brainer but like Ross and Rachel on Friends things can get complicated.
How do you know if you should start dating friends?
Read on to get insight and decide if it’s worth it.
Is the possibility of losing your friendship worth the possibility of finding love with this person?
The advantage of entering a relationship with a friend is that you’re already comfortable around each other and you’ll bypass any awkward stage that most new couples go through.
You most likely have similar interests, are in the same social circles, enjoy the same hobbies and you already know the other person cares about you.