As soon as you are in the romantic relationship zone you risk getting hurt. We want all the benefits it reaps, but we don’t want the repercussions from it, either.You will find that you may take things more personally and become more defensive because now you care more. From personal experience, I would say: proceed with caution.Find someone who shares the same goals and interests whether you love elephants, exotic birds, bears, tigers, lions, or marine life of all kinds from the jungles of the Amazon to the beauty of Madagascar.
“The question is: are you willing to risk the friendship?
Be aware that your interaction with this person will change now that feelings are involved.
There’s a difference between getting along as friends and connecting as lovers.
Dating will help with that, while also making it way less intense for the both of you. “You already know that you have fun with this person, you know a lot about them and you feel comfortable with them,” Nicole says.
You have more to lose with this person than another person that you have no history with and will never see again.”“If you are going to become lovers, then start a relationship like you normally would: date her,” Nicole recommends.
“The courting period is important and now you can ask more meaningful questions about what she wants for her future, etc.”I definitely agree with this point.
If you absolutely must be certain about her feelings, then be direct.
But, as Nicole warns, do not approach your friend when copious amounts of booze have been consumed. She also adds, “Be sure you are ready to get into a relationship, if you do take it to the next level.
And when the sex part gets between two hella good friends, it can go either way: super awkward or super awesome (as nakedness often goes down).
’ Start talking more seriously that you are looking for a relationship in general.
Also, when it comes to sex with a friend, voicing expectations is pretty important, too.“If your feelings are involved, let her know before you have sex or as soon as possible afterwards,” Nicole says.