Whether he asks you to be the date to his cousin’s wedding over break or even just his Friday night plans – go along with it!
“What’s great about dating a friend is that you already know each other! “So there’s none of that awkward ‘getting to know you’ stage.” Since you know you have some similar interests, why not build off of your shared interests for date ideas?
(As much as we would love a cute guy holding a boombox up to our window a la John Cusack, am I right, ladies?
) Instead, he’ll try his biggest trick on you: sneaky tactics to gauge your availability, and your potential interest in him.
After “the talk,” expect him to pull back from hanging out with you for a while.
He might not return your calls so quickly and he might respond in cold, one-word answers to your texts. (After all, if the roles were reversed, wouldn’t you be hurt too?
He’s the Anthony Michael Hall to your Molly Ringwald in , the Harry to your Sally, and the Chandler to your Monica. He’s your best friend who just happens to be a boy, but you’re starting to have second thoughts.) Let him get over that sting and with time, you can start to hang out again and come to a place where you both can be best friends again.On the other hand, friends can make the best boyfriends.When you meet up at parties, your best friend is harping about how cute the two of you would look as a couple, and his friends are teasing him about how into each other you both seem to be.Jennifer*, a senior from Boston University, says that she started seeing her platonic guy friend Branden* as less of a best friend and more of a boyfriend when her friends asked her about their relationship. “But they all kept pressing me, ‘Why are you hiding it from us? What used to be high fives and quick “bro-esque” hugs turn gradually into intimate touches and tighter embraces.Up until that point, the lady in question may have no idea how the guy feels. Lindstrom says that it’s best to give him the space he needs (for a short period of time).