Going from friendship to relationship requires you to work on showing you care even more than a friend.I recommend reassuring your partner once a week for the first three months that you want this relationship.Those flirty texts, mid-lunch gchats, or drinks every Thursday have become the norm.While I wouldn’t suggest pure silent treatment, allow for some space between you.“Women sometimes think, ‘If he sees how awesome I am, he’ll change his mind and want to be in a serious relationship with me,’” Chlipala shares.Remember the whole When Harry Met Sally adage that tells us men and women can’t be friends because the sex part gets in the way? “Ask certain questions to feel out if she is interested,” says Nicole. ‘What kind of girl do you think would be good for me? Nicole recommends testing the waters at first and asking your gal pal for some relationship advice to see if she bites.
While I think casual dating is awesome, it’s obvious that we can only keep it casual for so long. While this might seem like a misplaced suggestion, hear me out. And when the sex part gets between two hella good friends, it can go either way: super awkward or super awesome (as nakedness often goes down).’ Start talking more seriously that you are looking for a relationship in general.We explored “9 Reasons to Date Your Best Friend” and a whopping 80% of our readers said they'd be willing to give it a try. If you really are friends then whatever happens, you two can communicate and weather the storm. You can write a handwritten note or card, or buy a small present that shows you were thinking of them.Love is a delicate thing and building any loving relationship takes time. One of the best ways to show you care is by asking, “What can I do for you to help you feel appreciated and loved?