It's Metafilter's 20th anniversary! To celebrate, scan some cats or help fund Mefi! To add to this, we share the same tight social circle that meets multiple times per week for different outings. I have been keeping my distance from the group so far.
How to Date in Your Social Circle – Amped Asia Magazine
It's no secret that successful relationships need to involve a level of friendship. Because loving someone and liking them , to paraphrase Leslie Knope, is essential in a relationship, some theories even suggest that the best relationships are the ones that start out as friendships. If you have the friendship part down, then you're halfway there. But, of course, that doesn't mean every friendship should evolve into a relationship. If you are only luke-warm about this person, you should think about if you are sure you want to take this to a romantic level. The biggest problem with dating a friend is losing that friend if the relationship part doesn't pan-out.
Coming to the realization that one of your friends is a total babe is actually a pretty common occurrence. Sometimes it happens after three months of friendship, and other times it happens three years! And while personal experience makes me want to rush and scream "Definitely! Of course, there isn't anything inherently wrong with dating someone in your friend group. And while the potential of harming an already existing friendship is often the reason people use for not dating a friend, Ettin suggests not letting fear get in the way of following your heart.
I know. It can be uncomfortable. You see, Mike and I were good friends and shared the same friend group before we started dating. In those first weeks and even months of dating, we had to learn how to interact as a couple, while still belonging to our same friend group.