View Full Version : Would you date a friend?
02-14-2005, 09:53 AM
Controversy has risen on the subject. Some would. Some wouldn't. Some might. There are advantages and disadvantages. Now, for establishing an exclusive relationship, would you date a friend?
02-14-2005, 09:55 AM
The best relationship I've had stemmed from a close friendship. I think it depends on the person. I have male friends that I'm very close to, but I would NEVER date them. I don't think a friendship should stop you from dating someone if that person is dating material.
02-14-2005, 10:00 AM
The best relationships always start as a friendship IMO...
I have dated a few friends and years after we broke up we are still friends. My fiance has the biggest problem with it because I have a lot of girl "friends" but she has gotten used to it.
02-14-2005, 10:08 AM
I dated a friend and it was the best relationship. but she had to move due to work. But we are glad for the intimate relationship we had.
02-14-2005, 10:20 AM
I don't think it's ever a good idea to completely 'write off' any avenue. As in, don't try to play the, "worried about how it will effect the friendship game."
Yes, I have before (isn't that usually how it works anyways?)
02-14-2005, 10:31 AM
It's usually the best way.
02-14-2005, 11:15 AM
Man, am I the only one who's had an absolutely negative experience from this? I didn't vote, but I did this more than once and the last time I lost the friend and the group of friends we were in.
I do believe that your 'lover' should also be your friend tho, so I won't count it out. Friendship + love = the way to be, imo
But I'm silly.
I'd never completely give up the option of dating a friend. But generally, no, there's a reason that they're my friend and not my "romantic interest".
02-14-2005, 12:11 PM
My ex and I were each other's best friends until she broke up with me, now I won't even talk to her. But, I digress. Right now, I'm dating a really good friend, which is weird, seeing as we're dating yet also talking about dating other people. Meh, whatever happens will happen. Personally, I'm pushing for a more one-on-one thingy with her, but we'll just have to see /forum/images/graemlins/tongue.gif
02-14-2005, 12:28 PM
your partner should always be your best friend! If shes your best friend before you start getting intimate then great!
Son of Shem
02-14-2005, 02:18 PM
although i've never had a "girlfriend" i would much rather date one of my friends then some random girl, you know? i've gone on dates with some of my friends, and would rather go out with them then someone else. i voted yes, obviously.. lol.
02-14-2005, 03:56 PM
Yes..now..it has to do with the person.
Some are of the view that if you are a "friend" is because there is no potential for anything else EVER but in my opinion, people change and they are your friends because they have some attractive qualities.
I just think that a friend would be better at appreciating me as a person..than a guy that I have started seeing and we are just "attracted" to each other. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
The greatest lost would be if any of us didn't dare to take our chances, dating friends or not.
Just my two cents,
02-14-2005, 07:34 PM
Yah, if she's hot...
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