If your friends are already pairing the two of you up, or can’t quite say your name without naming your “other half,” then you might want to start rethinking your “we’re just friends” stance. Got an invitation to a wedding, party, baby shower, housewarming, or little Haley’s graduation? Either way, you’re jealous for a reason, and you should probably decipher why that is before you start looking like a crazy person. If so, it’s probably because they’re totally awesome and wouldn’t spill your deep, dark, and shamefully embarrassing secrets with the world. You trust your BFF implicitly, and that’s an amazing trait for any budding romantic relationship. You know how they say you’re never single if you have a best friend? Somewhere along the line, “friend” just didn’t seem to cut it anymore, so you became “best” friends *BFFS, Biffles, Besties, etc.* but now that doesn’t seem to really describe how extraordinary your friendship is.[Read: 13 tricky pros and cons of dating a best friend] #2 Words are now beneath you. That’s right, when you really gel with someone, you can communicate without using language. No matter what the occasion, or how well you know the host, your plus one has already been determined. At this point, you don’t even make other plans on the weekend. Whenever you’re together, all you talk about is how fierce your friendship is *okay well, not the time, but it comes up, okay?But do you ever wonder if your family is catching onto something that you’re not?
In this phase both people haven't made the commitment for an official relationship, but each would be upset if the other got involved with someone else.
Dating a friend is widely recognized to be a pursuit fraught with potential complications.
You and your best friend are now so in tune that you could have a whole conversation using your body language alone. You can secretly mock this person with your BFF, using nothing but a glance. When it comes to you and your bestie, plans are solid and do not have to be discussed. * You’ve now moved beyond best friends, and become something else entirely to each other.
You try and replace it with cutesy nicknames, calling each other your “life partner” ironically…but somewhere deep down, we know you totally mean it.
Months after rumors began flying that Nick Viall and January Jones were dating, the former Bachelor is putting them to rest.
“I’m single now, so I’m not dating January Jones,” he told reporters at the Boohoo block party in Hollywood on Wednesday night.There’s something to be said for caution, as dating your best friend can have some icky consequences, but there are also super sexy benefits to falling in love with your best pal. If you and your bestie have had a fight that felt more like a breakup, then things have definitely taken a romantic turn. Does he tell you about the newest video game coming out, his weird issues with his mom, or the hair he found in his soup?Signs you’re dating your best friend already So have you crossed the line from best friends into something more? Sometimes, our friends catch on to things before we do. Sure, we all have intense fights with friends from time to time, but if this particular fight leaves you with knots in your stomach, makes you cry, or results in a getting-back-together-like reunion, you may be closer to coupledom than you think. Do you tell him about friend/family/workmate drama, Sephora’s new value palettes, and how your period cramps are killing you?Having personally experienced both the positives and the negatives of dating a friend, I’ll say this: there are few things more precious than a friendship that becomes more than a friendship, but there are also few things more painful than losing a romantic relationship and a friendship simultaneously. To commemorate the end of Friendship Month at Man Repeller, I interviewed five couples who braved the stakes and went from “friends” to “more than friends.” Below, their thoughts on what that leap was like.Kelly: We were good ol’ fashion friends from the fall of 2010 to the fall of 2011. Then we were friends with benefits until I moved to Seattle, and then back to just friends until October of 2013.[Read: How to ask a friend out without risking the friendship] #10 Best friends and lovers.Alright, so it’s definitely possible to have pretty much all of these signs be true for you and your bestie without harboring some repressed romantic connections…but consider this: many psychotherapists and laymen alike agree that your romantic partner should also double as your best friend.Using these ten signs as your guide, why not take a chance on your bestie and admit that you’d make the most awesome couple ever?The period of a relationship between "just friends" and "dating".Not only were we good friends, but our families were also extremely close and had been for years.When we broke up nine months later, all the usual post-breakup awkwardness and bitterness were multiplied tenfold by the fact that we were forced to hang out whenever our families got together, which was often.