Why Dating Your Best Friend Is In Fact The Best

September 2, 2016  |  
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There’s a reason so many couples started as friends–friendship plus sex is a pretty rock-solid formula. They didn’t become friends with the intention of later dating, of course. But rather, when they realized they had feelings for each other, the fact that they were already close friends was an incredible perk. Actually, it came with countless perks. Many couples who meet online, on a blind date or at a bar should be so lucky as to develop friendship sometime between that phase when you can’t stop jumping each other’s bones, and when things calm down a little bit. Friendship is what keeps a couple feeling bonded, long after that hyper-sexual period is over. Think about your friends; you’d do anything for them, you enjoy their company any time (well, almost) and you imagine you’ll know them forever. If we are being brutally honest, not all couples can say the same about their partner. That’s because they’re not really friends–they’re just attracted to each other and hoping that sticks. But here are 15 incredible reasons why dating your best friend is the best.
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Their friends already accept you

You don’t need to impress their friends. They already know you and like you! In fact, you’ve already screwed up in front of them, and they still accept you.
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You already share friends

You probably share a lot of friends, too. So you don’t need to choose between seeing his friends or yours on the weekend. You can both win the social game.
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Their family definitely already accepts you

Your boo’s family already accepts you, and are already comfortable around you. You’ve spent holidays with them for years, witnessed their drama, and slept in their guest room.
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You already know how to fight

This is a major perk; you know one another’s fighting styles. When do you keep talking? When do you stop? When do you need space? You already know.
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They’ve already seen you be really mean

You can skip that part of new relationships where you pretend that you’re always kind, rational and patient. They’ve already seen you lose it on an Uber driver because he took a wrong turn and you really wanted to get home to your frozen pizza.
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They’ve seen you really sad too

You can also skip that part of relationships where you pretend that you’re always strong and positive as well. Your boo has seen you in your darkest days, and it didn’t scare them.
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They know your pet peeves

In most relationships, you spend months pretending that your partner’s loud chewing, or slow driving, doesn’t drive you insane. You don’t need to pretend that with your best friend. He knows.
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They know your exes and are okay with them

You don’t need to pretend you don’t have exes. Your partner knows all about them. In fact, he knows them and he doesn’t judge you for them.
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They know your family drama

They know your sister canceled her wedding twice and her husband will always resent her a little for it. They know your aunt has a, um, relationship with pain killers but nobody is supposed to say anything about it.
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They’re familiar with your finances

You don’t need to try and hide your debt, or your shopping habits. They’ve seen it, and they accept it.
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You laugh a lot together

You can guarantee you’ll always laugh a lot together because you always have laughed a lot together.
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You travel well together

You’ve already had long layovers, bad flights, and weird motel rooms together and, somehow, it was all fun because you had each other.
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They make boring things better

Your best friend makes things like waiting at the DMV or shopping for new slacks for work fun. And now, you can make out with that person while you do those things.
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They’ve seen you sans makeup

You can skip those first few months where your partner never sees you without makeup and hair done. This person has seen you with zit cream on.
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They’ve heard you fart

So that major milestone is out of the way. Phew.

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