Dating or just friends dating at age 48

07-Jun-2017 09:36

But then the next day I had a text from Jim: Didn’t we just agree that we weren’t going to date?

But one day, my illusion of having all these guys around who were “just friends” shattered when one of my male buddies revealed he was head over heels in love with me and had been seeing a counselor for six months to reconcile his emotions with reality. Not by a long shot, but I knew on a deeper level that by spending time with him each week and approaching him with a big smile and a hug, I had encouraged him for far longer than a woman who claims to follow God should do.

Then, there’s your *friend’s*expectations: are they looking for someone to exchange sexy texts with, or help them build a blanket fort, or fill a gap between real relationships?

(And don’t forget everyone else’s expectations, because when it comes to FWB, everyone’s got an opinion.) Friends with benefits arrangements can take a lot of forms, so it’s important to start off on the same page.

The guy might keep his intentions covert, but if you scratch under the surface, his heart is engaged.

Women often believe the opposite sex can be “just friends” until a relationship goes sour, at which point they look back and ponder what went wrong.

But one day, my illusion of having all these guys around who were “just friends” shattered when one of my male buddies revealed he was head over heels in love with me and had been seeing a counselor for six months to reconcile his emotions with reality. Not by a long shot, but I knew on a deeper level that by spending time with him each week and approaching him with a big smile and a hug, I had encouraged him for far longer than a woman who claims to follow God should do.

Then, there’s your *friend’s*expectations: are they looking for someone to exchange sexy texts with, or help them build a blanket fort, or fill a gap between real relationships?

(And don’t forget everyone else’s expectations, because when it comes to FWB, everyone’s got an opinion.) Friends with benefits arrangements can take a lot of forms, so it’s important to start off on the same page.

The guy might keep his intentions covert, but if you scratch under the surface, his heart is engaged.

Women often believe the opposite sex can be “just friends” until a relationship goes sour, at which point they look back and ponder what went wrong.

Jim was flabbergasted by my assurance in the Catholic faith.