How to transition from best friends to dating

And who knows more about us than just our name and phone number?

Sure, the transition from friend-to-boyfriend might feel a little weird at first, but we think that the benefits of dating one might just overrule the awkwardness.

And, of course, there are the guys that I know I won't ever see or speak with ever again ... After three years of love, friendship, and co-habitation, my relationship with Jeff suddenly unraveled. It could be two months or two years -- feel it out.

I had been trying to talk myself out of it for days, but I just couldn't. The Frisky: Five sure ways NOT to get over someone 2. Talk about the things you have in common, shared interests, the things that made you friends during your relationship. If you're pretending to be friends with him as you wait for him to fall in love with you again, then it's not truly a friendship. On that note, no need to discuss your burgeoning love life with your ex. No relationship analysis: If possible, avoid analyzing your relationship.Lovelies: Yesterday, I was talking about how awesome it was to have Jake Stein* along on the weekend trip--and also talking about how Jake and I went from being best friends to being boyfriend-and-girlfriend for a brief period.The question of our dating came up like this: Jake and I had gone back to his apartment for a nightcap after having dinner together ... Plus, he's very tall and quite handsome--an indubitably attractive guy (whom the ladies generally love).Keep it platonic: No sex, no kissing, no hand-holding, no flirting, no monkey business. The Frisky: Celebrities who've dated their bosses 4. Not because you're trying to spare any feelings, but rather out of respect and decorum. There may come a point when it's cool for the two of you to discuss it. Do that with your other friends, your therapist, or your journal. If there is some closure you still need and you want to discuss it, wait until you have some distance and perspective and can talk about it without getting too emotional. More than friendly feelings: If you or your ex starts to have more than friendly feelings toward the other, back off and evaluate.If it works for you and there's no jealousy on either end ... Some people do get back together, but you should be very mindful about opening that door again unless you are sure.