bonnie raitt dating - Dating ruins friendships

Sometimes you know after a few dates that a person isn’t for you, and sometimes it takes months of dating.Sometimes relationships don’t work out because of personality differences.

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Being physical is an intimate thing and your ex's new girlfriend is not going to be thrilled about having you around if she knows that something more has been shared.

Not only that, being friends with someone you are physically attracted to is hard enough without having memories of the physical relationship you once shared.

There is a myth—an urban legend really—among many dating individuals today that goes like this: If I date him (or her) and it doesn’t work out, it will be awkward in our social scene. It’s kept women from showing interest or saying yes to certain men asking them on a date.

And dare I say, its perhaps delayed or even prevented some “happily ever afters.” My friends’ wedding, and the attendance of their exes, proves this myth to be just that.

Among the hundreds of family and friends present were some former boyfriends and girlfriends of the bride and groom.

These former exes were not only in attendance, but they had remained good friends with the couple and were all too glad to celebrate their friends’ marriage. It has paralyzed men from asking certain women out.

When we see dating as simply an opportunity to get to know a person who intrigues you and to learn more about yourself, we tend to place less pressure on the situation.

If it doesn’t work out, all is not lost—there is almost always something good to be gained!

But if you're currently among the majority of people who feel a failed romance necessarily means a failed friendship as well, you might not know how easy it can be to keep things cool.

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