Dating as friends first
Another advantage of being friends first is that you may already feel comfortable being around that person.
On the one hand, you could ruin the friendship, but on the other hand, you already have a strong foundation for something more. "Dating a good friend is often a good idea," relationship therapist Aimee Hartstein, LCSW tells Bustle.Many people have different opinions about if you should be friends before dating or not.Some think it’s not a good idea because you value the friendship so much, you don’t want to jeopardize the relationship you already have.This gives you an advantage of knowing what and what not to do while in a relationship with them.You already know what makes them frustrated and happy.Don't be afraid to reach out if you find yourself needing help.
Sometimes, the line between friendship and romance is a little blurry.
Dating a friend, you don’t have to worry about that, because you are probably already comfortable and familiar with each other.
You don’t have to spend hours picking the perfect outfit or prepare what to talk about beforehand.
From my experience, it is a lot of fun to date a friend.
One, because everyone else may not expect you to get together (not that it’s any of their business).
Finally, the last advantage of dating a friend is simple: you’re already friends! But, it may be hard to build a friendship when you are also trying to build the romantic relationship.