According to Susanne Alexander, relationship coach and author of , a best guy friend fits the bill.
“The reality is that a sustainable relationship or marriage requires the best qualities of friendship as part of the foundation,” Alexander says.
If the relationship goes well, you'll be swept away at how a good friend turned out to be an even better boyfriend. We've all dated someone with whom we spent more time getting hot-and-heavy than in actual conversation.
Trust us, you'll swear off the random guys you meet during happy hour forever! The moment of truth inevitably arrives during a long car ride, when you have no choice but to put on the radio because the two of you have no common interests.
But, as every collegiette knows, looks aren’t everything.
Since a set of killer abs will be replaced with a beer belly before you know it, it’s important to be in a relationship with a guy who you enjoy spending time with.
“Plus, I knew they all approved of him already and I got to avoid the ‘meet my boyfriend’ introduction.” At the same time, you won’t have to worry about if your boyfriend’s friends like you. What’s the dress code for that super trendy French place? What should you order (a burger is too messy while guys sometimes pity the girl who orders the salad)?
When you’re dating your best guy friend, you can finally relax and just enjoy hanging out with him.
There's nothing quite like feeling a spark of attraction between you and someone you just met, but lately, we've been wondering whether it's better to date a friend, or at least somebody we've known longer than just a couple of weeks. Let's face it: during the first few months of dating someone new, it's easy to hold yourself together and pretend like you don't have a dark side (everybody has one).
“There’s no need to put on a façade; you can just be yourself,” says Patrick Wanis, a human behavior expert and author of .
Since you’re already so comfortable with your beau, there’s no need to laugh at jokes that aren’t funny or go to his favorite, expensive Indian restaurant when the thought of curry makes you a little queasy.
Even if you claim to love “the chase,” there’s something very appealing about a convenient, stress-free courtship.
If your friend has feelings for you and you clearly enjoy hanging out with him, why not give it a chance?