Being in a relationship is amazing if it’s with someone you truly connect with. It can almost feel as if you’re in a Nicholas Sparks novel.
But when we think about relationships, we tend to go back to what made the romance grow into what it is now. Being friends is immensely important in order to let your relationship grow. A romance that’ll last requires a strong foundation, not just attraction.
So, here are the reasons why you should be friends before lovers in a relationship.
1. You’ll always have fun with your partner.
If you and your partner are friends before lovers then you will always have fun with each other. You will never get bored with one another, and it also brings out your adventurous side if you didn’t have one already.
2. It builds trust and a better way of communication.
Every relationship should start lowly and with trust and communication. Moreover, I think that if your friends before lovers, you’ll have the right amount of time to do it as you’re getting to know each other. You have to fall in love with someone for who they truly are and that takes times. Furthermore, it makes you feel more comfortable around them and open up more. And that’s the definition of a friendship.
3. It gives you reasons to fall in love all over again.
Being friends before lovers gives you a reason to fall in love all over again simply because you’ll will always be surprised with the small things your lover does for you. It could simply be a handwritten note or store-bought flowers or getting some takeout. It reminds you of why they had you at “hello” in the first place.
4. You will have something to look forward to every day.
When a friendship is at the base of a relationship, the partners will always have something exciting to look forward to. Since each day you grow together as a couple, you can experience life together and find the things you enjoy the most.
5. You will always have good memories to reflect on.
Being friends before lovers allows you to make good memories to look back with your partner. This, in turn, will make you fall in love all over again as you reflect on your journey together. It’ll never feel like it’s getting old.
6. You will always understand the person’s weaknesses.
Since your partner is your friend, you’ll get to know their weak traits. Moreover, you’ll love them more because of that.
7. You will always find a common interest.
Being friends before lovers gives you a chance to find common interests with your partner. Furthermore, it allows you to have something to grow your relationship on. For example, my boyfriend and I bond over our love for writing podcasts and movies from the past. It was also one of the things that made us become friends in the beginning.
I hope these reasons will convince you to begin a romantic relationship by developing a deep friendship. Do you have any reasons of your own? Let us know in the comments below!