Be warned though: Courtship is a special time for every couple – it’s when you make many of the memories that’ll last the entire life of your romance.
Take too many shortcuts and you’ll miss out on this vital stage of the relationship; simply, take the time to go on proper dates and learn to love each other in this brand new light!
I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you're looking at me like I'm nuts.
I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes.
John Corpuz flip-flopped between computer science and creative writing courses in school.
As a contributor to Tom's Guide he's found a happy middle ground writing about apps, mobile gaming and other geekery.
One of the biggest advantages to dating a friend is that they already know your bad habits – and you know theirs!
From chronic untidiness to biting nails to leaving the toilet seat up, the kind of petty deal-breakers that might scupper a burgeoning relationship you’ve already accepted (or gotten used to tolerating! They’ve seen you at your best, and they’ve seen you at your worst.
But if you’re stuck in an online dating rut and searching for love in your immediate surroundings, it’s really only natural that your eyes will rest first on the person you’re closest to.
Let’s face it, meeting singles in day-to-day life is otherwise pretty hard.
Be warned though: Dating your best friend is always a risk – but it’s a risk for both you. Sure, any partner could make you happy by showing up with flowers or taking you out for a nice meal, but it can take a while for someone to learn what truly makes you smile.
The number one reason for friends deciding not to date is that they don’t want to ruin their friendship, which is certainly understandable. ‘Best friend’ status is no easy-won thing – of all the people who can make you laugh, or cheer you up when you’re blue, this person is the best!
Even when you’re not deliberately trying to annoy each other, friends (like siblings) can’t resist getting under each other’s skin from time to time.