Dating a longtime friend
That being said here are some tips to make that transition from friendship to relationship a memorable one...
and one that will protect your interests no matter how the cookie crumbles.
Even sending them a post-card from an excursion you are on will undoubtedly let them know you are in their thoughts. Let your friend know that this is MORE than a casual hangout at the local pub. "this means I am taking you out on Thursday." Wait for their response. So keeping your cool and a clear head is clutch here. Confidence in your decision will set the tone to an enjoyable date. A quick coffee at the local Bucks just isn't going to cut it here. So taking the entire day will allow time for the two of you to relax and to reconnect on a different level without the clock ticking to quickly. This is a friend not a stranger or someone from the gym.
The idea here is to let that special friend know that you think of them and that they matter. Now its's time to let them know that you feel more than friendship without overwhelming them with those feelings that you have bottled for a very long time. this will take time for the other friend hearing this to come to terms with it. This is something you have been planning and would like to enjoy their company on a different level. And gauge their enthusiasm by their predisposition to your intentions. If you come on too strong you may push that chance into never-was land. If they aren't willing to book an entire day with you...
Now, if things weren't as fun or enjoyable as you had built them up in your head to be. Let your friend know that no matter what happened that you two will always be friends and invite her out again... This will pave things back into the friendzone with a little more ease and less akwardness. Above all kudos to you for having the courage to leap.
anything longer than 5 minutes may put you right back in the friendzone. and undoubtedly that truth and honesty will transcend your future as well.
“For this one, I really just kind of went back to my roots and the music I grew up listening to. The singer and actress, 30, is dating her longtime friend Zandy Reich, the president of clothing company AYR, a source confirms to PEOPLE exclusively.was spotted holding hands with Reich in New York City on Tuesday after the duo grabbed lunch together.Reich is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and was previously the head of business development for clothing brand Theory.
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That you took the time to re-arrange your schedule. After the ball-game or movie move to a second venue...dinner at a quiet place or even better yet ... so too can a much too formal first date overwhelm your other friend. There is nothing wrong with letting them know this! At the very least they will be relieved as chances are they are on the same wavelength... This is the testing ground for your physical chemistry and to initiate "the kiss." Step 8: The Kiss- Alright gentleman this is where we separate the men from the boys. years of pent up affection may try to come rushing out.