Moving from friendship to dating
Going from friendship to relationship requires you to work on showing you care even more than a friend.I recommend reassuring your partner once a week for the first three months that you want this relationship.Some things you can do differently include a) texting them ‘good morning’ and ‘good night’, b) complimenting them more on their looks/ effort at work, c) pay attention to what they’re saying and acting on it, such as taking them to the restaurant they’ve always wanted to go, or buying them their favourite cake, and so on.Put in Effort in Being The Right One It’s time to stop acting like just a friend, and act like a potential romantic partner.
But before, after and in between those two moments, there can be lots of signals that your friend has a crush on you — or that you have a crush on them, or that you are both super hung up on each other and it's only a matter of time before you start making out.
Sometimes we think we know someone better than we actually do. If that’s the case, you need to be reintroduced as a couple. We live in an age where everything moves so fast that we expect instantaneous gratification or we get bored. We need to have patience to let a relationship grow at its own pace.
Family who may have only thought of you as a friend need to know that your status has changed. They are usually in close proximity to each other at social events and gatherings and they seem to enjoy each other’s company. Some friendships will develop into a relationship at a tortoise’s pace.
Assume that your friend has only ever thought of you as a friend.
Now that you want them to be your girlfriend/ boyfriend, you are going to have to act differently too.