Falling in love with and then subsequently dating your best friend is obviously a well-worn rom-com trope , but can it ever actually work out IRL? Sure, your significant other is supposed to be your best friend, but some buddies never pursue a romance out of fear that they'll break up and ruin their relationship in the process. Things can get tricky in a hurry. To see how friendships-turned-romances really play out, we asked women what actually happened when they dated their besties.
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The first kiss my boyfriend and I shared as friends-who-now-know-they-like-each-other was nothing short of terrifying. I pulled him into what I thought would be a sweeping, spark-filled smooch and he just stood there, hardly moving. The rest of the date was even more catastrophic. We nervously drank too much and watched Sweet Home Alabama on his bed without looking at each other. I was convinced we had no chemistry and that I ruined a perfectly-great friendship.
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And who knows more about us than just our name and phone number? Sure, the transition from friend-to-boyfriend might feel a little weird at first, at least depending on what dating advice you follow, but we think that the benefits of dating your best friend might just overrule the awkwardness. So if you're wondering if you should date your best friend, the one who knows all the different sides of you and accepts you for who you are, here are 5 reasons these turn out to be the best relationships.
As a straight woman with a lot of straight male best friends I don't harbor any romantic feelings for, I've always been confused by how people manage to transition platonic friendships into relationships. I mean, what happens to your dynamic when you go from buds who gab about your respective lives to being each other's love lives? How much does a relationship change when you start dating your best friend? In a recent Reddit AskWomen thread, real ladies share how their relationships changed when they started dating their BFFs.