Dating your best friend is almost like living in a real life movie. It’s more than just having a boyfriend; the romantic relationship develops after you already have a strong friendship together. Best friends know each other inside out; there’s no shame in dressing like a slob or staying in instead of going out. He’s closer to you than your closest girl friend, because you not only have a romantic chemistry together, but there aren’t any formalities or restrictions from being your true weird self.
When you date your best friend, it’s more than just a physical and emotional relationship. You deeply connect on a personal and mental level as well. Here are 10 things that only happen when you date your best friend.
1. Before anything else, you have a solid friendship.
No matter how your relationship started out, you and your guy seriously have a lot in common. For you, dating evolved out of your common interests, not primarily out of physical attraction.
2.You feel like you’ve known him forever, because you actually have.
Some couples are incredibly lucky enough to feel like they have known each other for longer than they have. If you’re dating your best friend, you’ve actually known him for more than a few months.
3. Most of your interests overlap, instead of only typical boyfriend/girlfriend shared interests.
That obscure band you’re still secretly in love with since you were a kid? He knows it, and listens to it, and kinda likes it. And he’ll share all of those dorky guilty pleasures with you, the things your friends would never let you live down. And you’ve got no problem jamming out in the dorkiest way possible, with no fear of judgment whatsoever.
4. Your relationship doesn’t revolve around food and sex.
Some couples easily fall into a pattern of “dating.” They have their separate friend groups, maintain a few similar interests like movies or TV shows, and spend their Friday nights at dinner, watch a movie, and go to bed. Maybe some people get more creative, but your relationship consists of chilling in your room together, maybe both on your laptops or watching TV, perfectly content with doing nothing but hanging out with each other.
5. There aren’t any confusing “phases” of your relationship because everything falls into place naturally.
If there is a phase, you’re perpetually stuck in the comfort zone. You never felt the need to get dolled up and impress him on a proper date, there wasn’t really a honeymoon period, and you’re basically living the ideal relationship. It’s relaxed, no pressure, and easy.
6. You have completely open and uninhibited conversations with each other.
He’s your best friend, so you don’t have to worry about saying the wrong thing or coming off a certain way. He get’s you, and knows that you are your real self when you’re with him. You want to unabashedly rant about your painful cramps or why you hate your barista for spelling your name wrong, and he’s there listening and getting angry along with you.
7. There’s no need to get dressed up or always look cute for him.
Your guy is coming over to eat pizza and watch movies all night? It’s not even a thought that you’re staying in your sweats and probably not washing your hair.
8. The comfort level of your relationship is even more so than you have with your friends.
He’s your best friend, so you have no problem opening up about your darkest secrets and worst fears. You trust him with your true feelings, and know that he’s there to protect and comfort you through your worst.
9. You and your guy have so many silly jokes and weird faces to communicate with each other that no one else understands what you’re talking about.
More than anyone else, you love spending time with your best friend. So naturally you’ll have a lot of memories and references that will causally be slipped into conversations, like the weird way he pronounces açai, or how you both try to snort when you laugh to make the other laugh harder.
10. The love and support you have for one another is unparalleled.
When dating your best friend, you know that he’ll always be there for you for your successes and failures. He supports you and loves you like a friend and a lover, and knows how to be a true friend before anything else.