Going from long time friends to dating
However, making that transition from friendship to something "more" is not without its challenges.
Sometimes, things just evolve naturally, but just as often, it takes effort to move from the friend zone to the, well, bone zone (sorry).
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As a straight woman with a lot of straight male best friends I don't harbor any romantic feelings for, I've always been confused by how people manage to transition platonic friendships into relationships.
I mean, what happens to your dynamic when you go from buds who gab about your respective lives to each other's love lives?
Not only is confidence sexy, but a lack of it can make things unnecessarily awkward, fast. Whether it’s brushing their arm, pushing back a lock of hair, or just grabbing their arm when you laugh, making contact takes your flirting to the next level. So, if there is one person you are actually interested in, focus all that energy on them, so they can sense that your intentions for them are different. That’s a gross practice of subtly insulting someone to lower their self-esteem and increase your odds with them. Instead, just use some playful banter to make you both laugh.
The experience should actually be pleasurable for them. For one thing, that might make your friend uncomfortable, especially if they aren't feeling the same way.You always have the choice to experience our sites without personalized advertising based on your web browsing activity by visiting the DAA's Consumer Choice page, the NAI's website, and/or the EU online choices page, from each of your browsers or devices.