However, can you really see yourself in a long-term relationship with this person?
Consider your motives—are you merely attracted to him or her physically or even confusing your feelings as a caring friend with romantic feelings?
The idea of dating a friend can be a very sensitive issue, depending on one’s perspective.
Therefore it should be taken with a little measure of care and thought, especially if it is a long time friend that considers you as someone easy to get along with.
When you have a friend you are attracted to, especially a close friend, your best bet is not to make a move but to bring it up with her directly.
Is the possibility of losing your friendship worth the possibility of finding love with this person?
Just try to consider that fact that you still have a relationship and a great friendship is too good to waste.
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The advantage of entering a relationship with a friend is that you’re already comfortable around each other and you’ll bypass any awkward stage that most new couples go through.
You most likely have similar interests, are in the same social circles, enjoy the same hobbies and you already know the other person cares about you.
By bringing it up in conversation, you create space for a solid, well-founded relationship to form.