Why be friends before dating
Unless it’s a short-term, contractual agreement (“thou shalt not acquire romantic feelings”), it’s a turn-of-phrase that’s best left to rom coms, advised the dating experts.
The ingredients in a friendship are the exact components that you will bring into a romantic relationship, so it’s great to have an idea of what you’ll be building upon before your heart gets romantically involved.
“Think about how much time you spend together on your own,” suggests dating expert James Preece.
“Do they get jealous when you mention other people or go on dates?
Think of Sheryl Sandberg, who was friends with her late husband Dave for six years before they became romantically involved.
Then there’s Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher, who met on the set of That 70s Show and started dating 14 years later.