Dating advice

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  1. James Clark

    James Clark Member

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    I am lucky to have a great best friend. We have been friends for nearly 8 years now, and we have so many similarities that it's creepy. I've stayed at her house, we have stayed up late watching romantic comedies, and we have cooked together and our parents are great friends along with our sisters.

    We've talked about dating before (not each other), and I feel like maybe she has given some hints that she would like to go out in the future. We both love Hallmark movies, and we always make fun of the guy who can't take a hint that the girl likes him! I don't want to be that guy, but I don't want to make things weird either. Neither of us are ready to date now, but I think maybe we should be honest about our feelings for each other (if there are any). I have had a "crush" on her for awhile, but were just friends now and she's someone that I respect and enjoy spending time with. So should I bring up the topic and risk making things weird for a little, or should I just leave it alone and wait until we are ready to date to talk about this? Again, we aren't ready to date, so it would be around a year before anything would really happen.
     
  2. Jethro Bodine

    Jethro Bodine Member

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    You two have already been going out.
     
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  4. JohnDB

    JohnDB Staff Member Moderator

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    Just to build upon what Jethro Bodine has said...

    What do you think is different between married couples and you and your friend?

    (Physical intimacy aside)

    My wife is my best friend...she is my closest friend aside from Jesus. Sure we made commitments to each other but we are best friends. We don't have to watch television...we can and do talk to each other for days at a time.

    I have my strengths and weaknesses and she has hers...but together we are magical with what we accomplish. We work together towards common goals. (Serving God)

    Dating is just a means of finding out about someone.

    And unless you want some other guy making her smile and her make gooey eyes at him... you had better fess up.
     
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