Dating a friend can be a great experience, and often that friendship is the perfect foundation for a healthy relationship. But sometimes it can still feel awkward and you realize that your friendship chemistry just isn’t the same as romantic chemistry. The line between friendship and romance can be a little blurry. You spend a lot of time together, you care about each other, but is it actually a good idea to date a friend?
Personally, I don’t think so. I don’t think it’s a good idea to date a friend. While dating, you allow yourself to be vulnerable with someone else, which is always a risk, but when it’s your best friend, you have more to lose. Far more is at a stake than just the romantic relationship.
It can also be extremely awkward. I think that if you are more comfortable just hanging out with a person than when you are on a date, the friendship might not be meant to be forced into something. If something goes wrong and the relationship ends poorly, you could ruin the friendship and cause awkwardness in your friend group. Once awkwardness forms, or sometimes even a loss of the friendship all together, the you two might quickly regret dating in the first place and wish it could all go back to how it was. It’s best to just avoid risking an awkward situation or the loss of a friend; dating a close friend is not a smart choice.