Being friends first then dating
I knew of my boyfriend, but I never really saw him as a potential contender because he was rather short, but he does make up for it with his beautiful blue eyes. This allowed our friendship to run rather smoothly.
We never really hung outside of school, so I never got the chance to get to know him in a different setting.
Imagine you meet someone that you're not attracted to. Then the relationship is based on personal compatibility, not just sexual chemistry. Grace Cornish avers that romances that begin as friendships are more likely to succeed: "You're always kind to your friend. There's no respect if you become possessive and controlling." "If you have a genuine friendship, you're not going to pretend to be someone you're not so a person can marry you.
I took my own advice and went at it during my second semester of senior year. I was able to get to know him as a person, without the awkward pressure of feeling like we needed to date.
If people read our texts, they would just assume we were friends. We don’t have the sappy, lovey-dovey texts that everyone would assume would be in a conversation between a boyfriend and girlfriend.
We are able to have real conversations, nothing fake.
When you're true friends from the beginning, you don't have to pretend." I don't disagree with anything Cornish says, but why does she make it seem like honesty, kindness and respect are only inherent in friendships, not in romance?
Jealousy and possessiveness occur in all relationships- including friendships.
A boyfriend is actually a friend that you'd like to get kinky with as soon as possible.