Dating becoming friends first
I wanted to see him more, but I did not want to get attached before we would en dup being two hours away from each other.
College started, and our talking stopped until one night I decided to start things back up with him. We have had our struggles here and there because of the distance, but not once have we decided that we are not meant for each other.
However, I became a manager of our girl’s soccer team in high school, and he also did shortly after. We both easily could tell we liked each other, but we wanted it to take its own course. I was able to see his fun and corky side, which got me to like him more and more as a person.
I felt comfortable around him and I wanted to get to know him on a deeper level.
I then dropped the "we are going travelling in 8 weeks time" bomb. Anyways, we set off to fly to India and things were amazing.
We obviously spent every hour of the day with each other and grew closer. Our travels have taken is to 11 country's and 14 months later I was offered a full time job and sponsorship in Australia for a company I have always admired and wished to work for.
Of course I had my cute little relationships in middle school where I thought I was in love, but really, I had no idea what love even was or why I was in the relationship in the first place.
I think this is one of the biggest mistakes females make in our society. We don’t even think about building that sense of trust and friendship before actually dating because we are too strung up on the idea of “needing” a boy in our life.
My friend and now love of my life and I have now moved to Australia and could not be happier. I like how the mattress is when shit is getting real.
Our friends at home all predicted this but neither of us had any intentions of this happening. Not traveling across 11 countries together over 14 months. In my experience traveling is the best way to gauge compatibility with someone.
If people read our texts, they would just assume we were friends. We don’t have the sappy, lovey-dovey texts that everyone would assume would be in a conversation between a boyfriend and girlfriend.
We are able to have real conversations, nothing fake.
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It seems many people (myself included) prefer to be friends first and then gradually get to know a girl overtime, rather than going on dates and then becoming exclusive after a few dates. EDIT: wow, I didn't think I would get so many comments! I will be pouring myself a coffee when I get home from work, and reading all your lovely stories. My girlfriend and I were friends for ten years or so before becoming a couple. I was looking to travel America with just a small bag and motorbike when she told me her friend had unfortunately had to bail on her putting her own Asia/Australia plans in jeopardy.