Been friends with girl for a long time.
When we met she had just gotten out of a 5 year relationship.
She had a one year relationship after that.
She told me pretty early that she thought I was cute and that she liked me a lot but nothing ever came of it (at the time) because of her getting over her relationship - where many things when wrong - and we were at different points in our lives. I continued to date and so did she.
Long story short, we decided we wanted to start dating.
Couple of things we are worried about. Breaking (physical) intimacy barrier.
She is a "tomboy" and has A LOT of guy friends. I am FULLY secure in myself and am not worried per say but she is worried as her ex got really jealous even though he said he wouldn't.
We are really close, she shares things with me that she has only shared with her brother who is her best friend.
On the one had the situation is extremely exciting but on the other it seems a little awkward and I feel and I cannot "operate" it in the same manner as an random floozie I would meet at a club.
Anyone go though something similar and have advice on how to make the transition?
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Awe! It's like when Barney dates Robin from How I Met Your Mother! Okay, I'm done! First off, I think it's great that you're willing to make this work and it's clear you care a lot about her and taking a mature angle. Very important stuff. Quite honestly, it's just treating her how you treat her now with sweet gestures. Just take it slow with intimacy and test the waters as you go. Breaking the friend barrier is hard to work on and rushing things could make it awkward. As for the psycho ex, tough cookies for him. Hope everything works out for you!0