But if you’re stuck in an online dating rut and searching for love in your immediate surroundings, it’s really only natural that your eyes will rest first on the person you’re closest to.
Let’s face it, meeting singles in day-to-day life is otherwise pretty hard.
Believe offers great advice for Christians who want to strengthen their relationships, resolve conflicts and make new friends.
Chad often asks you to come over and “hang out,” and you talk a lot. It all gets even more uncertain when Chad wants to snuggle next to you—or more—when you’re watching a movie together at his place. When a guy sends mixed signals—like treating you like a girlfriend one minute and then treating you like you’re “just friends” the next (or ignoring you completely)—it’s like a driver who flashes his It’s confusing—and it can be dangerous. How do you know where you stand when he doesn’t communicate or he’s sending you mixed signals?
You know you’re developing a friendship, but it’s kind of fuzzy if it’s something more. And the next day he is totally oblivious to anything that happened between you two. I call this “The Unknown Zone,” the peculiar place between friendship and dating where you don’t really know what your relationship is. You keep thinking that this thing—whatever it is—will turn into something real and lasting. And you feel stuck between “Should I say something to him? Michelle Mc Kinney Hammond gets to the heart of the matter in “If he does not ask you to have an exclusive relationship with him, assume that you are not in one.” Don't let anyone toy with your emotions and your time.
If you’re lucky enough to even have the possibility of dating a friend, is it something you should consider?
Dating your best friend can turn your most significant friendship into something really special.
Whether you believe that dating, courtship, or some other format for relationships is right for you, I hope that you can take these things to heart and have the best friendships and relationships possible.
While we love to talk about dating, marriage and love, it’s important to remember the importance of our friendships.
Don’t be too blinded when a friend is subliminally saying hurtful and painful words, such as, “I actually thought it was moving too fast, but now I’m happy for you after seeing you two together.”Any friend shouldn’t need proof of your relationship in order to be happy for you.
Don’t take any belittling personally, because sometimes those you call friends, simply don’t have your best interests at heart; these aren’t true friends.
If there’s even a remote possibility that you could be dating your best friend – that you could love them and they could love you in a deeper way – surely it’s worth exploring?