Have you developed feelings for your best friend? That may scare you at first; you’re probably worried about all of the common fears, such as, “What if they don’t feel the same way and our friendship is ruined?” I’m here to let you know that going out with your best friend is so worth it, and I would never want it any other way.
1. They already love you.
Best friends share a deep connection. They usually get along really well, and spend time together on a daily basis. They’ll never judge you harshly for anything, because they already know all your secrets. The only thing better than having someone who accepts you unconditionally is having someone who loves you unconditionally.
2. You’ve known each other for a long time.
You have a whole history together. You already know everything you need to know about your best friend, because you’ve been with them for so long. When you’re first getting to know each other as more than friends, the exhilarating feeling of discovery will be present.
3. They actually care.
Your best friend genuinely cares about you. They feel sad when you’re upset, and get really happy when you’re happy. It’s a mutual understanding that they want what’s best for you, and they’ll always be there to support you in any way possible.
4. You can be yourself around them.
You don’t have to put on a front, pretending to be someone you’re not. You can just relax and be yourself around your best friend. There won’t ever be those awkward moments of trying to hide who you really are from each other, because they already know everything about you!
5. You love talking to them.
When you talk to your best friend, you feel warm inside. You can be completely honest with them about anything and everything, and they’ll never judge you for it. When you talk to them on the phone, or even through messaging apps, time seems to fly by! In person, the conversations are even better.
6. Your friendship is already set in stone.
You already know that you’re going to be friends forever. Things would have to come to an end at some point for you two, but it seems unlikely. You both love spending time with each other, and the bond you share will always remain strong.
7. You have inside jokes and memories that nobody else knows about.
Your best friend remembers everything. They remember all the times you guys spent together, and probably know certain things about you that even your family doesn’t know.
8. They don’t ever judge you.
A best friend doesn’t judge or criticize – which makes them perfect relationship material. They won’t ever tell you that you shouldn’t have done something, or tell you what to do. They’ll just be there for support!
9. You’re already able to tell them anything and everything.
You can tell them anything and everything without feeling like you’re going to make them uncomfortable. Whether you want to talk about your feelings, get advice on guys, or just need a good laugh; your best friend was already there for you.
10. You don’t have to worry about trying to impress them.
Your best friend already accepts you for who you are. They know your flaws and the things that anyone else would say is negative about you; but they love those things, because it’s part of what makes you, you! They’ll always be there to remind you just how awesome and beautiful you truly are.
11. You trust each other.
Trust is essential in a relationship, and since best friends naturally share such a strong bond and connection, this also makes them perfect for a relationship. They know they can always count on you, and you know you can always count on them!
12. You get to skip on dating.
No more getting nervous about what to wear on your date, no more awkward first kisses, and no more bad dates. When you’re best friends with someone; you’ve already done all the dating stuff! You can be yourself around them, and feel completely comfortable in their company.
13. They have already been there for you when you needed them.
Your best friend has already been there every step of the way for you. They were always by your side when you needed them, and they were probably there for some of the worse times in your life.
14. You already know their family and friends.
You already know the people closest to them, which makes it easier for you to be around them. Their family and friends are also your friends! Now, holiday dinners with all of them will never be awkward.
15. You already know how to solve problems together.
Your best friend has already been there for you and helped to solve problems. You know how to deal with issues together, and it’s always much easier when you have someone by your side who knows exactly what you’re going through.
16. You know how to spend time apart.
You don’t have to feel like you’re spending too much time with them or that you need to see them every day. You know how to spend time apart, and no matter what; you always end up right back where you started – together!
17. You already feel comfortable around them.
You don’t have to put on a fake face or pretend to be something you’re not around your best friend. You can be yourself around them, which is essential in any relationship.
18. You love spending time together.
You both love spending time together, and never get sick of one another! This definitely sets a solid foundation for a romantic relationship.
19. If things don’t work out, you will still be friends.
If you guys don’t end up together, it doesn’t mean that you won’t still be friends! This is the positive aspect of just dating your best friend. You already know that they won’t resent you or hold anything against you if things don’t work out.
20. And if things do work out, you will have a beautiful marriage.
Being best friends will make your marriage even more wonderful. You already have a great friendship and understanding of one another, so adding the romantic feelings on top of that can only make it better!