From dating to friends

A couple of drinks out at the bar and a hug that’s kept going for just a second too long. Like, your old friend from high school or that guy who lives down the hall in your dorm?

“The number one way a flirtationship can hurt a friendship is if all of a sudden with all of this flirting foreplay you get this false sense that you’re in a relationship and maybe one person wants to be in a relationship with that person,” she says.You don’t feel obligated to spend money on date after date or have the awkward meet-the-parents dinner to please your partner in a flirtationship.You can save your weekend nights for clubbing with the girls and splurge on those to-die-for heels you just hadto have. Like any gamble, in a flirtationship, you run the risk of ruining the friendship.“I've had a few flirtationships, and they were entertaining, but I went too far when I accidentally got into one with my best guy friend,” she says.“We had previously considered dating, but decided against it because we thought it would damage our friendship.

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