How to Date a Friend

Learn how to date a male friend with the help of relationship expert Jonathon Aslay in this Howcast video about men and love.

Transcript

When it comes to dating friends, just remember that the best relationships are built on a good friendship. I've interviewed hundreds and hundreds of people that have been married for five, 10, 20, if not 30 or 40 years. And the best relationships have been the ones that have started with friendship.

And one of the reasons why is they have common interests. They like each other. They already know each other. And when that's sparked with chemistry, wow, that relationship can take off.

Now, one of the things you have to be careful of when dating friends is if it doesn't work out, is it going to ruin the relationship? Often times one person might want a relationship or want something physical and the other one wants to keep it friends. So when it comes to friendship, this can be kind of a touchy situation. I think it's good to be both on the same page that you're interested in something more than just a friendship. But coming on to a friend could jeopardize the relationship as well.

Signs that a friend wants something more than just a relationship is that they're kind of putting their efforts towards you. Rather than just the casual friendship and cutting off the conversation they start sparking it up they talk about sex or something sexy. So that's usually a good sign that someone wants to turn a relationship into something more.

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