Dating your best friend good or bad
All of these benefits are backed up by accounts from a special type of relationship expert: couples who’ve been happily married for over 15 years.When researchers asked over 350 of these couples about their secret to relationship success and longevity, what was the number one reason? The second most common response was liking their spouse as a person, another key facet of friendship-based love.
This finding is consistent with research showing that relationships with more companionate love – based on friendship, feelings of affection, comfort and shared interests – last longer and are more satisfying.
These findings demonstrating the benefits of dating or marrying your best friend make perfect sense when you consider the type of relationship best friends share.
Friends enjoy spending time together, share similar interests, take care of each other, trust each other and feel a lasting bond between them.
You're more or less aware of each other's relationship history.
Dating a friend might seem less glamorous than falling in love at first sight, but what's more suspenseful than decoding a friend's flirty mixed signals for signs of romantic intentions?
I enlisted the help of Monmouth University Polling Institute to investigate.