My friend is dating the guy i like
Karen Belz Karen Belz is a New Jersey native who is currently living in Central PA.
She has written for sites including Bustle, Hello Giggles, and Buddy TV.
He and I wanted to make sure this was real before we made it “a thing” that involved others.
We had to navigate the difference between hangouts and dates.
We knew everything about each other based on the friendship.
While there were no cute “getting to know you” activities, it was actually kind of a relief to skip over that step entirely.
If you’re in this boat, just prepare for people to raise a few eyebrows. The best thing about dating (and eventually marrying) your best friend is that the two of you will grow together.
For me, I had already shared all of my dreams for the future with him.
When you marry your best friend, you put less effort into the tiny details.Yes, you gamble the friendship you’ve held dear all of these years, but it’s a risk that’s definitely worth taking.When you start seeing him as your long term partner instead of your buddy, incredible attraction grows.In fact, I’m pretty sure people assumed we were hooking up the entire time.
But regardless of what they assumed, we definitely played everything by the book.
The proposal happened a few years after dating and it took me by surprise. I had no doubt that he was “The One.” In fact, this guy had seen me through my best and worst and stuck with me the whole way, and vice versa.