In fact, some of the best relationships often start out as friendships.
Think of Sheryl Sandberg, who was friends with her late husband Dave for six years before they became romantically involved.
“The purity of an initial friendship allows you to see someone’s character before it’s blurred by sexual intentions and wanting to ‘get’ something physical out of it,” dating expert Matthew Hussey told Certainly, no relationship can stand the test of time without the foundations of a strong friendship, agrees love and relationships author Daniel Jones.
“The most enduring romantic relationships - long-term marriages and partnerships - end up being much more about compatibility and companionship than sexuality,” he told us.
They might not say much but you'll be able to read a lot into their body language and their willingness to discuss the topic.” Jones believes that in order for a friendship to turn into something more, there has to be a looming, momentous change in one of your lives i.e. “That's when friends often end up in bed together,” he told -style confession, according to Hussey.
“Instead of telling someone 'I like you, what do you think?
Then there’s Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who met on the set of That 70s Show and started dating 14 years later.
So, why is it that platonic familiarity so frequently leads to romance?
“Men and women can never be friends,” he tells Meg Ryan, “because the sex part always gets in the way.” And he’s right, sort of.“I have a friend who is possibly more than a friend after we crossed the line, but he's also definitely not my boyfriend or anything close to that, so we have a really confusing relationship where neither of us actually knows how the other feels." As for the whole friends with benefits conundrum?Unless it’s a short-term, contractual agreement (“thou shalt not acquire romantic feelings”), it’s a turn-of-phrase that’s best left to rom coms, advised the dating experts.With just a few clicks you'll have access to our huge database of singles from all U. states and worldwide, so no matter where you're living you'll find a someone with whom you can connect.If you'd rather find new friends and make new romantic connections by meeting online versus a bar, than Friends is the place to get more quality dates.