Dating in this day and age can be a little confusing and a little more complicated than you might realize or expect. You see, in this day and age, many people start their dating online, either by meeting through a social network or through a dating service online. The days of just simply meeting someone new through friends, co-workers, special events, and other such things are long over.
The dating world has changed a great deal and some of us are feeling a little left behind in the times. Now when you meet someone through a friend it’s likely because you saw each other on one of your friend’s social networking sites or in a chat room. You know there was a time when meeting someone new meant that you would go to a social or dance where there would be other singles.
The days of meeting and dating new people in a traditional fashion have all but disappeared and unless your desire is to remain single you will likely end up having to discover the world of dating on the internet with the rest of us! It’s a whole new world out there and dating has gone from something that took time to something that moves at the speed of your “high speed” although that does mean that there are more people out there that you will have access to that you wouldn’t have if you were dating is what’s now an old way.
Dating amongst friends!
Although dating your best friend might sound like a good idea but you really need to stop and look at the situation before you let it go any further. The reason is that dating among friends can ruin long-term friendships and pit friends against each other leaving one group on each side and a few in the middle who won’t take sides and suffer the most.
The first thing that you need to look at is how long have you known each other and how many friends you have in common. There is no wrong answer here but when we are talking about dating and the knowledge of the fact that should sometimes not work out that it could damage or destroy friendships it’s a good idea to look at these things. If you’re ok with the odds that you’re looking at then move on to the next step.
Once you have figured out if dating this person is going to be ok with your friends you need to really figure out if you’re interested in this person out of lust or love. If it’s lust then don’t do it because that’s where you’re going to get into trouble but if you can see yourself dating this person and maybe even consider marriage at some point then you are on the right track and you should continue!
Dating a friend can be either wonderful or distrustful if you’re not careful about what you’re doing. Make sure that you both are on the same page and that the benefits of being together out ways the risks of losing friends.