Sometimes human nature causes us to develop feelings for our friends. Though this may be entirely inconvenient and risks ruining a great friendship, it happens. If you feel that your feelings are strong enough that you would like to ask them on a date, then go for it. You will regret it if you don’t – always asking yourself, “What if?”
Asking out a friend on a date can sometimes be tricky. After all, you don’t want to risk ruining the relationship you already have by trying to form a new one. There is also a chance that your friend may not feel the same way about you in return. They may see you as only a friend and nothing more, but that is nothing to be upset about. If they say no, it doesn’t mean that they do not like you; it means that they value you as a friend.
However, if they say yes, you are on to step two. Selecting somewhere casual and relaxed for your first date is a winning move. Going somewhere too romantic or refined may put too much pressure on your friend, and it may also make the date uncomfortable. A group date with your mutual friends is also a great idea. You can get to know each other even better without the pressure of a one-on-one date.
Since you do not want to risk ruining the friendship by moving too fast, it is essential that you do not try to rush into kissing or other intimacies. Take things slowly so that you can find out if there is potential for your friendship to evolve into a romantic relationship. Figuring this out may take some time, so remember to be patient.
Though a first date with a friend can be tricky, following these tips will help you to make it a success.