But the issue this causes is that we are not building strong foundations for relationships.
Here's why I put the blame of this concept onto young ladies.We are always well put together, well behaved, and well mannered.Of course, we should consistently try to be these things as often as humanly possible, but the fact of the matter is that we are all going to have bad days. Life throws us curveballs – and expecting a shining exterior every second of every day is not only unrealistic, but it is also dishonest. How are you going to survive your 4-hour drive in the car together? We need this type of comfort to just be able to sit with each other in silence and not feel a nagging urge to say or do something to break the silence. It’s not like you are going to choose a random person off the street – but what’s more is that your friends know how you think and you know how they think.You say, "I'm liking how this is going, and I am definitely interested in you."She says, "You're pretty cool, but do you want to date? You may disagree, but I'll point out why I do as the article unfolds."And you respond, "I think we could definitely make that work."To which she concludes, "It's tempting, but we needs to be friends first."Ah yes, another example of young ladies thinking that have discovered some full-proof system that allows them to deflect pretenders from contenders. First let's talk about "Friends Before Dating" as a concept.I think a big issue with relationships these days is that people (particularly men) separate the idea of a relationship from the idea of a friendship.