A basic truth few seem to remember these days: It’s better to start with a strong friendship and then later build love on that sturdy foundation, rather than to seek love from a stranger and then hope you’ll later become friends as well. If you want a love that lasts and a relationship that’s rewarding, look to your friends. If you want a fling, followed by poor communication, arguments and finally heartbreak, then try to find love from a virtual stranger that you aren’t already good friends with. Don’t expect a lasting, stable relationship from a stranger any more than you’d expect a casual fling from a close friend. You want real love? Look at your friends.
It’s funny; all of the above used to be conventional wisdom: you were supposed to start as friends and see how it goes. Seems like very few people, either female or male, understand that these days. Everybody thinks a firm divide that Shall Never Be Crossed between the so-called “friend zone” and possible lovers. Not long ago, the so-called “friend zone” was exactly where you were SUPPOSED to look for real love. No wonder relationships almost never last nowadays.