Role of Friends In Dating
If you have found a great date, you will certainly be excited and want to share the news wit your friends. Therefore, it figures that your friends will play a major role in your dating experience. Simply by hearing from you about a date and giving their opinion or making comments, your friends can have an impact on who you date and on the dates that you arrange.
One of the first things that friends will do is give you an opinion about your date, even if they have never met the individual. They will give an opinion based on what you say about the dates you go on and what you tell about the person you are dating. While the opinion of friends can be helpful, you also have to watch out for times when they may be jealous and may even want to sabotage your dating experience.
That can happen in situations where your friends, or acquaintances, are envious that you are dating someone really great. Or, it could be that one of them may even have wanted to date the person who you happen to be dating. While this type of behavior may not be common among friends, and certainly won’t be shown by your best friend, it is possible. As with anything else, you should pay attention to how valid or untrue the opinion of your friends regarding you date may be.
Your friends, especially those closest to you will play a role in your dating relationship because there are times when you and your date and friends will go out to socialize. In those situations, it is important that your friends and your date can get along and will enjoy being together. If there’s any tension or animosity during those mutual outings, not only will it spoil the enjoyment factor, but it could also negatively affect friendships and the bond you have with your date.
An issue you will have to be concerned about therefore is when to introduce your friends to your date. Since you are comfortable with your friends but they will be strangers to your date, it’s best to consider such timing from your date’s perspective. You can therefore ask or independently assess whether your date feels ready to meet some of your friends. If you are constantly telling your friends about your date, then they may be the ones who push to meet the person who they hear so much about. Their curiosity and excitement to bring your date into the circle of friends could encourage you to also bring your date forward to meet them.
When your date meets your friends, an interesting thing to do is to turn the tables and get your date’s opinion about your friends. It will be interesting because your date will likely give you a different perspective that you didn’t have before, as well as confirm some things that you knew. By getting a different perspective, it will help you to better be able to balance the extent to which you believe and act on opinions that your friends give you.
It’s also likely that your date will also introduce you to his or her friends. So, again your circle of friends will be broadened and you will also have a chance to share your opinion and a different perspective with your date. The hope will be that by meeting people from each other’s world, you will each gain a better understanding and knowledge of each other, and that it will enhance your dates and the bond that is shared so that you and your date become closer and have even more intimate and enjoyable dating experiences.