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4 Reasons You Should NOT Date Your Best Friend.

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4 Reasons You Should NOT Date Your Best Friend.

While dating your best friend or making a relationship out of a friend with benefits situation always works out in the movies, in real life, it’s a different story. In theory, it seems like the best idea ever but, in theory, lots of disasters seem like the best idea ever.

Even if dating your best friend does work out in real life, it’s still not without its complications. So before you go down that road, here are things to consider that dating your best friend is a bad idea.

4 Reasons You Should NOT Date Your Best Friend. Photo Courtesy

Sex can change everything.

As much as we may not want to admit to it, sex can change everything. Once you’ve seen someone in such an intimate situation, like sex, you never see them quite the same way again. It’s because of this that dating your best friend is such a risk.

You could lose your best friend forever.

If you have broken up with a friend you know it’s just as painful if not more so than breaking up with a partner. Now think about losing your partner and your best friend forever because the two of you decided to give a relationship a try. Isn’t the thought alone painful enough?

You don’t Vet them like you would others.

Since someone is your best friend, you don’t filter them the way you’d filter a new first date. While you might be able to dismiss this by telling yourself that you know everything you need to know about your best friend now partner, there’s a distinction that needs to be made: being just friends and dating someone reveals different sides of people.

You no longer have a best friend to turn to.

When you’re dating your best friend, exactly to whom are you supposed to turn when the person you’re dating is being a schmuck or giving you a hard time? It’s going to be really awkward to confide in your now-partner about all the things you’d confide in a best friend.

So now what? Seriously; on whose shoulder do you cry and whose phone do you blow up with texts of complaints and disbelief? Definitely not your best friend, because they’re no longer just your best friend!

You could find yourself in a jealous mess.

When we find ourselves in too many relationships friendship, romance, or otherwise drama almost always follows. With drama, comes a whole slew of emotions, especially ones that you may not have felt before you found yourself in such a mess. One of those feelings is jealousy.

Since you turned your last best friend into your current romantic partner, could your enthusiasm about a new best friend be a threat to your romantic relationship?

Felicity Gitonga

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