There are some benefits to dating a best friend that could potentially outweigh the risks for a lot of people. Here are a few great things that happen when you choose to get into a relationship with your best friend.
1. You don’t have to suffer the awkwardness of getting to know each other.
You already know each other pretty wall. You don’t have to go through the awkward “getting to know you” stages of a traditional relationship. You don’t have to feel shy or awkward around each other at all. You can skip all the early awkwardness that comes with starting new relationships and go straight into being comfortable with each other.
2. You don’t feel the need to suppress your true self when you’re together.
You know each other so well because you’re already best friends. In a typical dating scenario, you would try to suppress yourself. You wouldn’t want to reveal all parts of yourself to a person that you’re just getting to know because you’re afraid you might scare that person away. However, with your best friend, you can feel at ease with being your normal self.
3. You know the nuances of each other’s lives and personalities.
You know each other so well. You know what makes each other tick. You know the things that would make your best friend upset. You also know the things that would make your best friend happy. You know what to do to bring balance and harmony in the relationship because you are both so familiar with each other’s personalities already.