Dating a platonic friend
We actually didn’t hook up or anything but just kept kinda awkwardly looking at each other and he was shyly flirting with me (he told me later he wanted to make a move so bad but was scared).
I knew I was going to end up falling for him after our first date. He was in the process of divorce from his first wife and I had just gotten out of a long term relationship myself. Soon later he admitted he had actual feelings for me! Check out the entire Gen Why series and other videos on Facebook and the Bustle app across Apple TV, Roku, and Amazon Fire TV.By not overtly expecting sex, commitment, or even compatibility upfront, and instead focusing on just creating a series of fun, memorable experiences, we had implicitly set the precedent for a approach to dating.This friendship-first approach has fundamentally changed my understanding of dating and relationships.I thought: "gee if that were me, I'd go straight for that cute sarcastic guy who I could really be myself with." Then I realized I was an idiot because my cute amazing sarcastic friend was one of the only people I really truly talked to, in particular about important difficult family stuff happening at the time. Then one night we were goofing around, and this "moment" happened and we kissed.I freaked out afterwards assuming it was a mistake that couldn't have meant anything on his end, but it turns out it did. I always felt like he was into me, it was really a “known secret” in our friend group even though he wouldn’t admit it, it was still joked about all the time. then once we were both at a get together at a mutual friends house, when we were both simultaneously at the end of our previous relationships.