We think we need that special girl, but often we simply want a wo man in our lives to help us understand more about the female point of view. I wish everyone who dates would have a friend of the opposite sex to help give them a better perspective.
Just Friends vs. Dating
A while back I asked for comments from my readers about the advantages of having a friend from the opposite sex. So save yourself a lot of stress by spending more time developing Just Friends relationships. Dating a friend can be fantastic: Do you want someone you can see casually, or are you looking for your soul mate? This conversation, though not easy, needs to happen. Rather, use this opportunity to make your move and say how you feel. Trying to ignore a random hook-up or kiss will lead to relationship issues later on when you are both confused about what happened before.
Keep your space and take things slowly. Keep remembering that a strong friendship makes the base of a strong relationship. Spend time with your mutual friends. No one likes it when a couple gets together and disappears from the world, only to reappear holding hands and ignore everyone else from time to time. Not only is this tough for your friends, it puts a strain on your relationship.
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Make time for group activities, and maintain plans and traditions you had before dating. Spend alone time with them and focus on other friends when you are in a large group. Develop hobbies and activities between just the two of you.
You need to find things you love doing together. Talk together and spend time alone to help your relationship grow from friendship into something more. If you only wanted to date someone without putting in the effort to love them, you would have stayed friends. Stay true to who you were when you were just friends. Just because you are dating now does not mean you should change who you are to make them love you more.
They fell for who you were when you were still friends.