Friendship into dating
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.
If a dating/courtship relationship is anything, it should be an amazing friendship.
They should be as careful with them as if they are handling the most delicate of things.
These relationships are rare and only exist between people who have an inherent soul connection.
The relationship has passed almost into the realm of a blood relative.
Lucky are those who have developed such friendships.
Among the ancient Greeks to eat another’s salt was to create a sacred bond of friendship between host and guest.
No one who had eaten another’s salt would say anything against him or do him any harm.
The “bark and the tree” as symbolic of “husband and wife” was in print as early as the mid-16th century.
As I have told many readers who’ve asked, "But what do I say? She needs to know you simply can’t be close "buddies" anymore.
For one, your heart can’t take it, and two, your close friendship could very well be keeping both of you from pursuing a relationship God might have for you with someone else.
By all means, though, it is past time to do something, and God wants to work it for everyone’s best and His glory.
You’ve already read our articles about opposite-sex buddies and why we caution singles to be very careful about them for a variety of reasons.