No matter how well you know someone as a friend, there are always going to be new facets of their personality revealed when you’re dating—both positive and negative.
Think of it like this: would you necessarily argue the same way with your friend as you would with your significant other?
At times, it’s inevitable to fall for a friend and want to date them.
Here’s a guide on how to date a friend that can make all the difference between a successful relationship and a failed friendship.
One type that falls into this category is your friend's ex-boyfriend.
There may be certain circumstances that would allow for that romantic interest to bloom, but there are also many reasons why it's not such a good idea.
This makes dating a friend seem like a no brainer but like Ross and Rachel on Friends things can get complicated.
How do you know if you should start dating friends?
[Read: 6 easy ways to accidentally kiss a friend and get away with it] Give your attention One of the first steps in knowing how to date a friend is to let your friend know that you favor them and pay more attention to them than you do to anyone else.While the rules about crossing the line with a friend's current squeeze seem clear, opinion varies when it comes to exes.