Dating childhood friend
I've never been "friends first" with a boy, though the concept is quite fascinating. Many experts advise that couples should be friends first.
Since a set of killer abs will be replaced with a beer belly before you know it, it’s important to be in a relationship with a guy who you enjoy spending time with.
In a way, it makes sense: he listens to your pointless rants and remembers your birthday, and you obviously enjoy hanging out with him. Sometimes, dating feels like a cruel game of “20 Questions.” When you date a guy who’s already your friend, you can skip the small talk.
But like any other type of relationship, this kind of romance has its drawbacks. “We already knew each other extremely well when we started dating, so we didn’t have that awkward ‘getting to know each other’ period,” says Julie*, a senior at Northeastern University who dated her male best friend.
But I was excited to see where it would lead once we met. He told me he would come on a train from his place to see me.
He told me that, yes, he would be glad to, even though he would be in college. Two weeks before my departure, and I still hadn't heard from him about his final plan.