According to Susanne Alexander, relationship coach and author of , a best guy friend fits the bill.
Unless your potential beau has serious beef with your besties, there’s a good chance that your buddies already know and like him.
“[My friends] were friends with him, so it wasn’t awkward when we all hung out,” says Gemma* a senior from Boston University who dated her best guy friend. While a girl rarely says no to a romantic dinner or movie outing with a new guy, these dates can carry a lot of pressure with them.
“Plus, I knew they all approved of him already and I got to avoid the ‘meet my boyfriend’ introduction.” At the same time, you won’t have to worry about if your boyfriend’s friends like you. What’s the dress code for that super trendy French place? What should you order (a burger is too messy while guys sometimes pity the girl who orders the salad)?
have taught us anything, it’s that after years of looking for Mr.
Right, some girls end up with their best guy friend.
In a way, it makes sense: he listens to your pointless rants and remembers your birthday, and you obviously enjoy hanging out with him. Sometimes, dating feels like a cruel game of “20 Questions.” When you date a guy who’s already your friend, you can skip the small talk.
But like any other type of relationship, this kind of romance has its drawbacks. “We already knew each other extremely well when we started dating, so we didn’t have that awkward ‘getting to know each other’ period,” says Julie*, a senior at Northeastern University who dated her male best friend.
Before you decide whether or not you should give him a chance, see what our relationship gurus and other collegiettes have to say about dating your best guy friend. Since you already know your guy’s interests, the two of you can jump into more serious conversations early on.
Who doesn’t want to end up with a guy who has Chris Hemsworth’s face and Ryan Gosling’s body?
But, as every collegiette knows, looks aren’t everything.
Since a set of killer abs will be replaced with a beer belly before you know it, it’s important to be in a relationship with a guy who you enjoy spending time with.