When everyone assumes your dating someone
“We do random stuff that I would do with my other friends, like staying in all weekend and watching movies,” says Emma Squire, a senior at Vanderbilt University.To avoid being complete couch potatoes, treat yourselves to a date night each week.“There’s no need to put on a façade; you can just be yourself,” says Patrick Wanis, a human behavior expert and author of .Since you’re already so comfortable with your beau, there’s no need to laugh at jokes that aren’t funny or go to his favorite, expensive Indian restaurant when the thought of curry makes you a little queasy.Let’s be honest: staying good friends with an ex is extremely difficult.Whether you broke his heart or he was the one who left you crushed, grabbing lunch and catching up with an old flame is never fun.“I have one client who’s dating a girl because he likes the way she loves him.
“[My friends] were friends with him, so it wasn’t awkward when we all hung out,” says Gemma* a senior from Boston University who dated her best guy friend. While a girl rarely says no to a romantic dinner or movie outing with a new guy, these dates can carry a lot of pressure with them.
According to Susanne Alexander, relationship coach and author of , a best guy friend fits the bill.