How to make the transition from friends to dating
No one completely knows a relationship except for the two people in it.
And any relationship decisions you’re going to make should be coming from you and your new significant other, not the influence of your friends.
Instead of getting information about your feelings through a game of telephone (where you’re never getting the correct info), get you information about the relationship from each other.Revealing your romantic interest in your friend can take an immense amount of courage because you’re exposing yourself to the possibility of being rejected. Schmitz, writing for Self Growth.com, say, “If you wait to make a commitment until you have no doubts, it will never happen.” Address the changes to the dynamic of your friendship.On the other hand, taking the risk and exposing vulnerability may facilitate a strong foundation for a loving relationship. Develop a mutual understanding of how your relationship may alter your interaction.The slower you take it, the less likely someone is to get hurt if, in the end, one of you decides you’re actually better off as just friends.
Instead of jumping into a serious relationship right away, take a few weeks to slowly start hanging out more and get more intimate. And although you may feel like telling everybody, at the beginning it might be best to try to keep this one quiet.
During this time, keep analyzing your feelings and making sure that a relationship is really what you both want. That way, if things don’t work out, it won’t be as awkward because less people knew about it in the first place.