There was a time when you were into them, but they were with someone.
But it's nice to know that if you did start dating your best friend, they'll just slide right into family gatherings and skip right past the awkward "meet my family" stage. You've thought about dating them before, then they thought of dating you, but things never lined up right.
Lovelies: Yesterday, I was talking about how awesome it was to have Jake Stein* along on the weekend trip--and also talking about how Jake and I went from being best friends to being boyfriend-and-girlfriend for a brief period.
For those who are currently married, the rate was even higher. If you're looking for a major, giant, neon flashing sign that you belong together, this is as good as any. You've had relationships that didn't last because of how close you and your best friend are. If you feel like they're checking off a lot of the things on this list already and you don't feel the need to find someone else, then you should either commit to them or cool things down a bit so you can find a fulfilling relationship. You've never tried to set them up with your friends. This is what separates the "just friends" from the "eh, we're just friends for now." At least once, you've had a few drinks, gazed longingly into each other's eyes, and went at it. You might not realize it consciously, but you'd rather be texting them exciting news than your own SO ... This one sounds cute, but in reality, it's probably not too healthy. Since you have already developed care and concern, you can focus on other things that come up and develop a deeper connection more quickly and easily. Not all friends can be transformed into a successful relationship, but there is one good thing that does come with trying: living with no regrets. When I finally got the courage up to say something, I didn’t get the yes I was hoping for. Building a relationship has taken some patience, time and effort. Build up your courage and think about the best way to approach the subject.