We explored “9 Reasons to Date Your Best Friend” and a whopping 80% of our readers said they'd be willing to give it a try. If you really are friends then whatever happens, you two can communicate and weather the storm. You can write a handwritten note or card, or buy a small present that shows you were thinking of them.
Love is a delicate thing and building any loving relationship takes time. One of the best ways to show you care is by asking, “What can I do for you to help you feel appreciated and loved?
The decision to split up was mutual so, in theory, the next bit should be easy - but the transition from lover to friend is fraught with subtle nuances, and there are plenty of trip-wires that can make you stumble and fall.
But I had a question on how to go about dating your best friend.
I feel that in the end, we would eventually need to talk about our intentions because hanging out alone now may feel like a date to me because of my change in feelings, but to her it probably is "just friends hanging out" unless she secretly likes me, too. First, I like the idea of a dating relationship having some friendship history.
If a dating/courtship relationship is anything, it should be an amazing friendship.
Norms and expectations change as you transition from friends to more than friends, and opposite-sex quasi-romantic friends often avoid talking about the status of their relationship and what they expect from each other.
As for what facilitates the transition, your social network can play a big role.