My roommate and I were having this discussion, and she said that she couldn't date someone she wasn't friends with first.
I see the merit in this, but after a certain age, I don't see how this is very possible.
It is more possible in say, high school where you are around the same cohort/group of friends and are associating with a regular group of people on a regular basis.
However, in the real world, I have never seen it as a possibility to meet someone, be mutually attracted to them, and insist on staying friends first before we even consider dating.
What are your opinions on the issue?
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Well, I was kind of friends with my boyfriend before we started dating. I knew him like a month and a half before he asked me out. I think the goal of being friends first is to get to know someone beyond just initial looks to see if dating them would be worth it. It saves a lot of time and money in the long run, because if you don't like someone enough to be friends with you certainly won't like them enough to stay in a long term relationship.0