But for some nuanced insight, we consulted relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, author of "It's Okay to Sleep With Him on the First Date," about how to navigate some of the most uncomfortable dating scenarios.
Read on for Syrtash's top tips on dating with confidence. Would you be open to going out for a drink with me?
Trust me, there already is a relationship, and something significant is about to happen to it.
By all means, though, it is past time to do something, and God wants to work it for everyone’s best and His glory.
If you and a friend have discovered you have feelings for each other, here’s how to make the transition while protecting both your friendship and each other. Going from friends to boyfriend and girlfriend is a big transition.
The slower you take it, the less likely someone is to get hurt if, in the end, one of you decides you’re actually better off as just friends.
If you’ve just started dating one of your friends, chances are you guys have friends in common.
I know Boundless has a lot of articles about being buddies with the opposite sex and how you shouldn't be super close with your opposite sex friend unless your intentions are to date her.
Remember: Worst-case scenario, they'll decline, and you'll probably never see them again.
Instead of jumping into a serious relationship right away, take a few weeks to slowly start hanging out more and get more intimate. And although you may feel like telling everybody, at the beginning it might be best to try to keep this one quiet.
During this time, keep analyzing your feelings and making sure that a relationship is really what you both want. That way, if things don’t work out, it won’t be as awkward because less people knew about it in the first place.
We already hang out either with a group or alone pretty often. And how do I find out how she feels without making it awkward?
I feel that in the end, we would eventually need to talk about our intentions because hanging out alone now may feel like a date to me because of my change in feelings, but to her it probably is "just friends hanging out" unless she secretly likes me, too. First, I like the idea of a dating relationship having some friendship history.