There was, of course, that best guy friend who was rooting for me to overcome yet another heartache.
Not surprisingly, I began to think, “Wait, should I revisit this, now that we are both single at the same time?
After a particularly bad breakup, I was re-evaluating my past choices in boyfriends and felt like I was missing something.
In the midst of dramatically labeling the entire male race as untrustworthy and deceitful, my thoughts turned to who I could trust.
” I realized then that what I really wanted in my other half was compatibility in values, interests, and personality (which by then I knew my friend and I had). Diana Kirschner agrees that compatibility is the best thing about dating your best friend.
In the words of Kirschner, a relationship expert, psychologist, and author of Find Your Soulmate Online in 6 Simple Steps: “You can have it all in one package: friendship and romance.” In fact, many girls admit this combination is what makes dating a best friend so appealing—given your closeness and familiarity, you’re already halfway to a solid romantic relationship.
I had a friend whom I’d known for almost six years.
I knew his passions and fears and appreciated his support through good and bad times, and over time he had become one of my best guy friends.
Another problem with dating a close friend is that you might spend a lot of time with mutual friends, which could become awkward if the relationship doesn’t last.
Next time, should I decide the risk is worth it again, I may find that dating your best friend can be the most rewarding relationship yet.
I need to find the appropriate way to tell my supervisor that I do not want to supervise another intern next year.
I need to speak to my manager soon as people start looking for internships early in the school year. I know newbies need training and supervision but I do not want this to be a continual assignment for me.
If I do have the option to decline this, what is the best way to state it?