A further study carried out by the same professors asked 167 couples how long they’d known one another before becoming romantically involved and whether they were friends first.
They found that, on average, the couples had known each other four months before dating. You never feel more comfortable than when you’re with your friends, right?
They might not say much but you'll be able to read a lot into their body language and their willingness to discuss the topic.” Jones believes that in order for a friendship to turn into something more, there has to be a looming, momentous change in one of your lives i.e. ', which forces theme into a position of having to give you an answer, start flirting with them a little and see what happens.” Jones, however, advises being more straightforward.
“I think being honest and direct can save you a lot of grief and agonising,” he explains.
“I have a friend who is possibly more than a friend after we crossed the line, but he's also definitely not my boyfriend or anything close to that, so we have a really confusing relationship where neither of us actually knows how the other feels." As for the whole friends with benefits conundrum?
Unless it’s a short-term, contractual agreement (“thou shalt not acquire romantic feelings”), it’s a turn-of-phrase that’s best left to rom coms, advised the dating experts.
“I see a lot of stories where people never admit to their feelings and just keep hoping the other person will figure out how they feel, but that can turn into a kind of prolonged torture. Don't build it up with all kinds of weighty baggage that backs the other person into a corner.” That’s not to say that coming clean is easy, when friends begin dating each other, there’s naturally a lot more at stake.
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