Question: Do you have to be a friend first?

Many experts advise that couples should be friends first. Then the relationship is based on personal compatibility, not just sexual chemistry. Social psychologist Grace Cornish avers that romances that begin as friendships are more likely to succeed: As friends first, you like each other first.

Why do we need to be friends first?

Friendship is the first thing you need and very important when it comes to developing a relationship. Being friends gives you the opportunity to get to know the person for who they are and gives you the opportunity to learn things about them that you would not have learned otherwise.

Is it okay to not be friends with someone?

Even if you dont want to be friends with someone, you should still maintain a courteous attitude towards them. Theres a difference between being friends and being friendly; the latter doesnt mean that youll be encouraging them. You can still be civil, so try to resist being rude in an attempt to put them off.

Is it compulsory to have a friend?

We need to interact with each other but it is not necessary that these relationships reach anything more than a basic level of connectedness. It is nice to have strong social relationships but it is not necessary for our survival or even our happiness. Simply put, it is not necessary for humans to have friends.

Can a lover be a friend?

Though its a good idea to be friends with a romantic partner, its not always a good idea to get romantic with your friends. He or she could be the one. The odds might be against it, but its possible that your friend-turned-lover really could be the right person for you to commit to over the long haul.

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