Going from good friends to dating

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Most guys know the pain of the “friend-zone” all too well.But once you know how to start dating a friend you won’t have to suffer that pain any longer.In a few days, I’m going to Cuba on vacation with a guy I’ve been sleeping with for eight years, but whom I've never once called my boyfriend.We live on different continents, but inevitably, a few times a year, we find each other somewhere in the world, have a few days of romance, and then go our separate ways.Todd knew when he first met Rebecca that he was attracted to her, but he tucked that away because she was unavailable.They worked together nights at a high-end restaurant in St. They could make each other laugh, and the banter helped slow nights go faster.Why dating your best friend may be your best bet to finding true love.

On that same note, you'll be aware of his bad fashion sense, his corny jokes, and his strange fondness for period pieces before you start dating him.

This arrangement would generally be called a friend with benefits, or a fuck buddy, or a romantic friendship, or perhaps even a relationship—with “no strings attached.” But let’s be real: There are always strings, aren’t there?

It was while planning this vacation that it hit me: The two longest relationships of my life have both been with men who I was never officially dating.

You can also ask her about her dating life and openly talk about your own.

Just be sure to keep the conversation light (otherwise you risk become her “therapist”) and positive (i.e. Talking about your dating life and how none of the girls you’ve met have measured up can then be your segue to expressing your desire to date her.

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