have taught us anything, it’s that after years of looking for Mr.
No matter how much you like a guy, spending time with just your friends is crucial. “If I didn’t feel like seeing him or if we were in a fight, it’s awkward when he’s either there and you aren’t speaking to each other, or he can’t hang out with his friends because you’re there,” Gemma says.All this time together may have you dreaming of the days when your boyfriend and best friends were two separate entities.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.Let’s be honest: staying good friends with an ex is extremely difficult.
Whether you broke his heart or he was the one who left you crushed, grabbing lunch and catching up with an old flame is never fun.
We’re not encouraging you to pick out your wedding dress and force your guy to say “I do” from the get-go, but if all goes well, the two of you may be together for many years to come.
As much as you may like a guy, he won’t make the cut without your friends’ seal of approval.
“We do random stuff that I would do with my other friends, like staying in all weekend and watching movies,” says Emma Squire, a senior at Vanderbilt University.
To avoid being complete couch potatoes, treat yourselves to a date night each week.
“There’s no need to put on a façade; you can just be yourself,” says Patrick Wanis, a human behavior expert and author of .