Friends then dating
Date Other People This may seem like self-contradicting advice, but if you’re single, you should definitely go out on dates with other people even when you think you have fallen for your friend. Firstly, your romantic attraction to your friend may have intensified due to your closeness.
This may make you expect way more beyond what your friend is comfortable with.
Make sure to let your friend know that you want to have a serious talk, so they are mentally prepared for it. Be Honest to Yourself and Your Friend about Your Expectations When you let your friend know about your intentions to date exclusively, make sure you know what you really expect out of the talk.
For example, do you just want to try dating before making it exclusive Otherwise, perhaps you have fallen so hard that you already know you want to make them your significant other?
Apart from flirting, you can also pay special attention to the way you look and dress, as well as attempting to take part in the activities that your friend likes.
Make sure you choose the best setting to do so, one which does not put your friend on the spot.
Some things you can do differently include a) texting them ‘good morning’ and ‘good night’, b) complimenting them more on their looks/ effort at work, c) pay attention to what they’re saying and acting on it, such as taking them to the restaurant they’ve always wanted to go, or buying them their favourite cake, and so on.
Put in Effort in Being The Right One It’s time to stop acting like just a friend, and act like a potential romantic partner.
Even if you prefer other sports, make it a point to show up to his or her badminton sessions and take part, or just to cheer them on.
Your friend will appreciate the little efforts you make on their behalf.
Don’t worry about your confession changing your friendship, or ending it.