Dating and because it is there
I define a best friend as someone who can empathize (i.e.personally share the same feelings) with most my vulnerable experiences as a person living in this world, and for that I’ve found my girlfriends to be much better qualified, at least as of now.I think the issue is complicated by a number of factors that vary from person to person, the most important of which are: 1. “I’m dating my best friend,” which has become synonymous with “this person makes me really happy and I love spending time with him/her.”What do you think, though?Is it important for your romantic partner to also be your best friend?
I was super annoyed he wouldn’t call me his best friend, but he made the point that he still wouldn’t tell me everything…like, I don’t know, gross bowel movement stuff., I found myself unexpectedly hung up on the following sentence: “I’m lucky because he’s more of a best friend than anything else.”Though it had never occurred to me prior to this moment, the following question activated every contrarian cell in my body: What’s with everyone claiming their romantic partner is also their best friend these days????I blame pop culture for proliferating this relationship expectation to the point of ubiquity.D., an ob/gyn who practices at Southside OBGYN and Franciscan Alliance in Indianapolis, Indiana, tells SELF.Although telling someone you’re interested in can be intimidating, there are different ways to do it, and you might find one easier than the others.
When she was diagnosed with herpes almost three years ago, Whitney Carlson, 29, a social media editor in Chicago, had a similar reaction.