We had so much fun this night, that the next Monday in class, I officially dubbed Marco to be my best friend, and we have been insanely close ever since that day. He was always the guy we’d call on the weekends to go out. This is at the same Birthday I mentioned above 🙂 Driving to the fair in Marco’s car.When I say this, I make him sound like some crazy rager. He’s always been the one to make sure the girls got home safe, they had a ride, and always the one making good decisions. He will forever have spots on his dashboard because I always keep my feet up. Driving in the FJ mobile 🙂 Fair with Griffin and Toby when I was still Nannying Griff 🙂 At our friend Kelsey’s house again. And at my 20th Birthday party 🙂 Okay, now back to the story, just a little bit.
And you’ll probably recognise all these signs that it’s really happening… Dating is funny The first time you go on a date, you both just spend the whole time laughing at the situation – why is this dinner different to all the other times you got a pizza, drank some wine and moaned about your job? Your first kiss isn’t awkward Which is a major shock. You don’t have to go through that tricky ‘getting to know each other’ phase Because you already know all each other’s bad habits, you know how to deal with them and you can cut the ‘where do you want to be in five years’ time? ’ conversation Because you wouldn’t have got into this in the first place if you didn’t think it was going somewhere. But you probably will have a ‘will this ruin our friendship? You know all each other’s secrets When someone brings up an ex by mistake, or something embarrassing from your partner’s past, neither of you gets upset – after all, you were the one getting the late-night calls about it when you were just friends. No one will believe you were ever just friends No matter how long you were really just friends for, and no matter how many other serious relationships took place during that time, when you announce you’re together, everyone will think this affair has been secretly going on for years. Your exes will be furious ‘I always knew you liked each other!
’ conversation Because that’s what happens in movies when best friends get together, so it’s compulsory. You wonder why this didn’t happen years earlier And save you both wasting years and years on people who weren’t good enough, didn’t actually like you that much or even broke your heart. No one will ever believe you are together Years later, when you are married with three children, your old friends will still look at you and say ‘Really? ’ will be the phrase du jour, even though you swear you really, really didn’t. There’s no awkward ‘meeting the parents’ dinner Because you’ve known them for years, and they always secretly hoped you guys would date. You’ll tell all your other friends to date their friends So much easier!
Among the hundreds of family and friends present were some former boyfriends and girlfriends of the bride and groom.
These former exes were not only in attendance, but they had remained good friends with the couple and were all too glad to celebrate their friends’ marriage. It has paralyzed men from asking certain women out.
But if you're currently among the majority of people who feel a failed romance necessarily means a failed friendship as well, you might not know how easy it can be to keep things cool.
As I’ve gone through my own years of dating, these are the principles that have kept my social circles relatively drama free and my dating life active. When you go into it with that type of attitude, a date becomes less about what you have to lose and more about what you have to gain. Dating can give you an opportunity to converse and do activities with the member of the other half of the human race—someone who sees things differently than you.
Their friendships told a different story: we don’t have to be afraid that love and dating tried and failed will end bitterly.
It was a lesson many of the other guests took note of.
A trustworthy, genuine boyfriend or girlfriend can often become your best friend.