Be warned though: Dating your best friend is always a risk – but it’s a risk for both you. Sure, any partner could make you happy by showing up with flowers or taking you out for a nice meal, but it can take a while for someone to learn what truly makes you smile.The number one reason for friends deciding not to date is that they don’t want to ruin their friendship, which is certainly understandable. ‘Best friend’ status is no easy-won thing – of all the people who can make you laugh, or cheer you up when you’re blue, this person is the best!
But what if you already have that special someone in your life?
Forgive them if they don’t know every last detail of how it went wrong last time – they’re your friend (and new partner) not super-human, and no-one will remember as well as you do!
Be encouraged that your best friend helped you through those times at all, and that you’re both in a much better place now.
One of the biggest advantages to dating a friend is that they already know your bad habits – and you know theirs!
From chronic untidiness to biting nails to leaving the toilet seat up, the kind of petty deal-breakers that might scupper a burgeoning relationship you’ve already accepted (or gotten used to tolerating! They’ve seen you at your best, and they’ve seen you at your worst.