thedatingchicks com Advice dating a friend

This question is from a Group Therapy post in our Très Sugar Community. Back in college we were acquaintances, and hung in mutual circles. Over the past couple of years we've started growing our friendship, and I have lost about 40 pounds since we reconnected.

We went to college together, he is about five years older than me. We reconnected via Facebook and met up with another mutual friend to reconnect.

Since then I have broken up with my boyfriend (not because of my friend, other issues were in play).

I had never considered dating my friend until he broached the subject, and since then I have seen how we are very compatible, and I have grown physically attracted to him as well (I wasn't before).

My friend has gotten back with his girlfriend, however, and asked me if I felt awkward after everything that was said.

I told him no, but secretly I wish that things would work out so we could date.

Recently he invited me to meet up with him and his girlfriend for dinner and the friend I was with said it was clear that my guy friend is smitten with me.

My question is, do I sit back and wait and see if she breaks up with him AGAIN and stay friends with him in the meantime, but not too "chummy" in order to keep the attraction there? Post it anonymously to Group Therapy for advice, and check out what else is happening in the Très Sugar Community.

A good friend is loyal, supportive, understanding and shares the same interests as you.

Typically, these are the exact qualities that most people look for in a romantic relationship.

This makes dating a friend seem like a no brainer but like Ross and Rachel on Friends things can get complicated.

How do you know if you should start dating friends?

Read on to get insight and decide if it’s worth it.