After a particularly bad breakup, I was re-evaluating my past choices in boyfriends and felt like I was missing something.In the midst of dramatically labeling the entire male race as untrustworthy and deceitful, my thoughts turned to who I could trust.” I realized then that what I really wanted in my other half was compatibility in values, interests, and personality (which by then I knew my friend and I had). Diana Kirschner agrees that compatibility is the best thing about dating your best friend.In the words of Kirschner, a relationship expert, psychologist, and author of Find Your Soulmate Online in 6 Simple Steps: “You can have it all in one package: friendship and romance.” In fact, many girls admit this combination is what makes dating a best friend so appealing—given your closeness and familiarity, you’re already halfway to a solid romantic relationship.Now the first lady of France, Mrs Macron shocked locals in Amiens when details emerged of her relationship with the future president.
But when she met Emmanuel for the first time - he was 14, she was 38 - her respectable life was about to be ended.
I had a friend whom I’d known for almost six years.
I knew his passions and fears and appreciated his support through good and bad times, and over time he had become one of my best guy friends.
“You kind of know what you’re getting yourself into,” she adds.
It’s more likely, for example, that “you know what qualities you may not appreciate as much and you won’t be caught off guard.” At the end of the day, all this adds up to what everyone wants—someone who you can let down your guard with, who knows the real you, and accepts and loves you for it.