You obviously know Rachel is her brother’s girlfriend and you know exactly which side of the family the You and your bestie obviously need quality time together, especially after spending the prior night blacked out.What better way to enjoy each other’s company than cozied up, watching your favorite TV show?After scrolling through limitless losers on Tinder, it’s no surprise that a number of men and women turn to their best friends — not for solace, but as potential romantic partners.In a study released Thursday by Bravo Media, more than 1,000 people between the ages of 18 and 54 were polled to see if the risk of dating a best friend is worth the possibility of finding true love.Sometimes the sweetest love stories are ones that start with a friendship.Check out the best movies where the onscreen buddies go from platonic to romantic.
Seventy-six percent of gents are open to a romantic relationship with someone they consider a friend, while 73 percent have had sexual fantasies about that person (versus 58 percent and 51 percent, respectively, of women).
But getting intimate with an acquaintance can cause more harm than good.
Sixty-five percent of participants confirm they’ve seen friendships destroyed by attempts at dating, and 60 percent have seen entire friendship groups dissolve by the same.
Turns out, of the 76 percent of respondents who said they’d struck up a relationship with their best friend, 29 percent resulted in marriage.
Sadly, only 51 percent got their best friend back if the relationship went sour.
So while a relationship with somebody new often involves a lot of overanalyzing and sending nerve-racking texts, you won't have to play the guessing game this time around.