I had a friend whom I’d known for almost six years.
I knew his passions and fears and appreciated his support through good and bad times, and over time he had become one of my best guy friends.
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).
have taught us anything, it’s that after years of looking for Mr.
Right, some girls end up with their best guy friend.
The walk of shame, piecing together who you kissed the night before, etc – it might all become too much for you. Many college students believe that dating a friend is going the safe route.
In a way, it makes sense: he listens to your pointless rants and remembers your birthday, and you obviously enjoy hanging out with him. Sometimes, dating feels like a cruel game of “20 Questions.” When you date a guy who’s already your friend, you can skip the small talk.
But like any other type of relationship, this kind of romance has its drawbacks. “We already knew each other extremely well when we started dating, so we didn’t have that awkward ‘getting to know each other’ period,” says Julie*, a senior at Northeastern University who dated her male best friend.
That happens and you can laugh about it the next day and be done with it.
I’m talking about actually dating a friend, complete with nice dinners, cuddling on the couch and bringing him or her to your bedroom.