Upgrade your browser today or install Google Chrome Frame to better experience this site. If your best friend is the one person who truly gets you, it may be time to consider making it official.
Here are 10 pros and cons of dating your best friend.
But like any other type of relationship, this kind of romance has its drawbacks.
“We already knew each other extremely well when we started dating, so we didn’t have that awkward ‘getting to know each other’ period,” says Julie*, a senior at Northeastern University who dated her male best friend.
If you and your friend are so close that you shut out any new friendships from forming, you're doing yourself a disservice.
Con: Having a Best Friend May Limit Your Other Friendship Opportunities.
The time you lied to your parents about a birthday party and went to a club?
You've probably had days when you or your best friend have had each other's back while one throws up! The people involved respect and care for each other and help bring out the best in the other person. You want a pal to life more fun and bring out the best in you, but not someone that will limit you or make you become someone you're not. Quite simply, you are able to be yourself because your best friend accepts you just as you are.While most will disagree with this point, you can't help but wonder, "What if it's true?What if my best friend (regardless of gender) is my soulmate?Before you decide whether or not you should give him a chance, see what our relationship gurus and other collegiettes have to say about dating your best guy friend.