If you’re a girl who has a guy best friend then there’s probably been some or the other point of time where you’ve asked yourself whether he’s worth dating. Your best friend has been someone who has been with you through thick and thin, through all the break ups when you’ve cried over other guys and decided to be careful the next time you decide to go on a date with someone. But the question of whether or not to date your best friend is something that often receives mixed responses, and often you are hesitant to do so out of fear of losing your best friend.
The fact remains that the reasons why you should date your best friend outweigh the reasons why you shouldn’t and if the time is right, then it’s time to give your best friend a shot at something special!
1. You’re already past the awkward ‘getting to know him’ phase
All of us know how awkward a first date is when you go out with a guy that you barely even know and often have no idea what to say. But with your best friend, you probably already have a ton of topics to discuss about, and you don’t need to waste the charm of your first date on getting to know the basics.
2. He already knows about your past relationships
A major advantage of dating your best friend is that he already knows the things you’ve gone through and had to face in your past relationships. You don’t have to be afraid of what he’ll think of you when you share your experiences with him because he already knows and it doesn’t change his perception of you.
3. He knows about your weird habits and quirks
Say goodbye to being afraid that a certain habit or quirk of yours might be a deal breaker for the guy because your best friend is probably already acquainted with all your hidden habits and has chosen to accept you the way you are.
4. You can share anything with him
You’ve already been sharing each and every thing with him for quite a while and if your best friend is the man you decide to date then you won’t have to face any qualms or hesitation while sharing things with him that you might have not shared with a date normally.
5. You won’t ever be bored
Have you ever gone out with someone and sat at a fancy restaurant in complete silence, or dated a guy with whom the most conversation you’ve had is regarding what you want to do in the bedroom? With your best friend, you’ll never run out of things to say or do, and your relationship will certainly be more than just kiss and tell.
6. You know you can trust him
After all the time that you’ve trusted him with everything that you’ve had to face each day, why should a relationship be any different? You don’t have to build up to the point where you can be certain that your partner is trustworthy because you already know that he is and always will be.
7. Your family probably already knows him
In many relationships, the most anticipated encounter is that between your partner and your parents. But in the case of your best friend, there’s a high probability that they already know him and in most cases, probably don’t object to you hanging out with him every day.
8. He’s seen you at your worst more than once
Whether he’s seen you in the baggy tee that you wear to the gym or the ragged excuse for clothes that you decide to wear when you apply a face pack, he has seen you a million times when you’ve been underdressed. With that covered, you don’t have to make sure you’re appearance is prim and proper because he’s seen you at your worst and still thinks you’re beautiful.
9. You can finally stop telling people that you’re “just friends”
No doubt you’ve had to tell others more than once that you and him are “just friends”. It’s time to give the people out there something to think about when the next time they ask you if you and he are dating; all you do in response is give them a sly smile.
10. He’s your best friend
When you decide to date your best friend, at times you need to remember that before he is your guy, he was and always will be your best friend. You need to keep in mind that you and him both have put a lot on the line to give a shot at being together and there is nothing more perfect than having a happy ending with the person you chose to call your best friend.