Friends dating friends quotes
Deep down I knew he already liked me when I made my move.
'It's the sexual chemistry that ultimately sends you over the edge,' states Christine Northam, a counsellor working for Relate. Each of us has a psychological make-up that has been moulded by life's influences and experiences, and most of the time we're not even aware of it.
'And there are certain people, friends or otherwise, who you could never imagine as a sexual partner. We unconsciously sum up this blueprint in another person, and if there is a "fit" we make an emotional connection.
Because long-standing friends have had plenty of time to develop this bond, they already know they have plenty in common.
Subconsciously you're deciding whether you can take it further, from a friendship on to a more emotional and sexual level.' Of course, the overlap in what we want from both friends and partners is significant.
In a poll conducted for the women's website 83 per cent of female participants believed that a purely platonic friendship could exist between men and women.