And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night.” – When Harry Met Sally The best people won’t mess you around – if you’re lucky enough to be dating someone who shares your values then they’re unlikely to leave you in the lurch.
Sadly though, blind dates and bad matches just won’t be invested in pursuing a future relationship. We’ve all been there – you go on a few dates, and things seem to be going really well, but then suddenly you never hear from the person you’re seeing again…
“The Affair,” a popular show that launched in 2014 and airs on Showtime, tells the story of Noah Solloway and Alison Lockhart — who start having an extramarital relationship after they meet in Montauk, a resort town outside of New York City.
The show explores the impact the affair has on their lives as well as the lives of their partners, family, and friends.
“I love that you get cold when it's 71 degrees out.
I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich.
Whether it’s making you feel more secure in the relationship by not eyeing up strangers, or nagging you less, or treating you more on dates, your best friend has access to a ton of neat tricks that will make them the partner you actually deserve!
Be warned though: While your friend may always have been there to console you after a messy break-up, they might not have been there for all of the bad times with your ex-partner.
Even when you’re not deliberately trying to annoy each other, friends (like siblings) can’t resist getting under each other’s skin from time to time.
It certainly doesn’t mean you can’t or won’t have a long and fruitful relationship.
“Elaine: All right, let’s go, I’ll give you half an hour. Elaine: Jerry, we have to have sex to save the friendship. Well if we have to, we have to.” – Seinfeld It can be scary sometimes heading into a new relationship knowing that you’re carrying a lot of emotional baggage with you.
Letting your guard down when you’ve been hurt before is hardest, and trusting that your new partner will be understanding enough to ‘just get it’ doesn’t always work out. Luckily, they’re already well aware of any emotional baggage, and can take steps to ensure they don’t make the same mistakes your ex-partners might have.
If you’re lucky enough to even have the possibility of dating a friend, is it something you should consider?