Dating someone your friend likes
On the other hand, it also means the people you meet don’t come with the seal of approval you may have when you date someone you were introduced to by a friend or met at the water cooler surrounded by your work colleagues.If you have a close-knit group of friends who go out together, spend time together and go way back, it’s easy to see why dating someone who’s in some way connected to this group is going to be more socially acceptable for you than bringing a stranger into the fold.
There comes a point in a relationship when you are happily part of a couple when the default option is for you and your partner to go out together and see people together as a couple.
Acknowledging and apologising for the fact that you may disappear for a while may also help make your friends understand you value their feelings.
While people then to fall off the radar during the first few months of a new relationship, once things balance out and become steadier, it’s easier to find time to see old friends.
Your priorities change and you simply won’t have the same time to give to people outside your relationship.
Real friends ought to understand, but it doesn’t always work this way.