My best friend and I are very close, and she is always telling me how I'm her best friend in the world. She also says how I am the only person she can stand to be around for hours and not be annoyed. I really like her more than a friend and have asked her bout us. We almost dated when we first met but she had a boyfriend at the time, so we didn't. After that relationship she wanted to remain single for awhile, it was until recently when I started to look for other people, that she and I have started to do stuff. I asked her if we should just date but she is afraid of us failing and we would end up hating each other, and that she couldn't stand to be without me. So what should I do, date or just stay friends?
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I see no problem in it. I mean if you two are really that close and really so good together, you should at least give it a couple dates to try it out. Honestly though I see no problem in best friends dating, because I've done it more than once. In once case it didn't work out, and we stopped and she went for somebody else (we're still close friends now, even if we're not best friends).
Then there's another friend whom I've known for years, and is easily the best friend or for that matter human being I've ever known. She's my best friend and I fell for her maybe 3½ years ago, and started dating her roughly 3 years ago. We've been dating ever since. It's been going really well and quite smoothly for pretty close to the entire time we've been dating. Maybe three fights total, and a lot of which were based around misunderstandings. Really this is the best relationship I've ever been in and I love it. For us though the only real change that happened after we got together is now we have sex. So I don't see the big problem here.
I've also tried dating friends too. It didn't usually end in complete disaster except for the times that the girl ended up cheating on me. But that's a different story all together. Bottom line is, If you both make each other happy you should at least give it a try. and if you are good enough friends then you should be able to survive a break up. Also, whether things get weird is dependent on how mature and civil you can be about it if things don't work out. If you do get together you can always try to stay together. Like any relationship it means putting in the work needed to keep things open and honest. It's not hard. I'm sure you knew that though.
Anyway I say go for it. I think it's a good thing.
Good luck on this.0