Being friends first then dating
I've been envious of new friends that supplant old friendships.I also have friends who don't share their different friend circles, for fear of social miscegenation.The boys I dated in high school all ended up leading to short relationships because I did not build a friendship before becoming committed to them.I think this is one of the biggest mistakes females make in our society. We don’t even think about building that sense of trust and friendship before actually dating because we are too strung up on the idea of “needing” a boy in our life.Having a relationship start as just a friendship will grow into something strong as it did for my boyfriend and I. Those are the relationships I want all of us young women to be able to experience.I have never felt happier and more comfortable around someone like I do with him. Next time you want to enter into a relationship, be his friend first. If you are able to burp or fart in front of him, you know he’s the one, and also, your best friend.If people read our texts, they would just assume we were friends. We don’t have the sappy, lovey-dovey texts that everyone would assume would be in a conversation between a boyfriend and girlfriend.We are able to have real conversations, nothing fake.
We saw each other here and there over the summer, but not enough in my mind.
It is worth it in the long run, and now I am happily blessed with the best.
I've never been "friends first" with a boy, though the concept is quite fascinating. Many experts advise that couples should be friends first.
These relationships, like the ones in middle school, were given no thought before I entered into them.
We are so quick to jump to the opportunity of having a boyfriend in our lives, that we end up making a decision that is not what’s best for us.