Then later, as some times goes by, suddenly, you begin to notice all these fantastic qualities about them that you didn't know existed, and boom! You're looking for your friend to get ahead by looking out for his best interest. Some people are on their best behavior until they cross the threshold. But your true nature will surface when you're a person's friend first.
When you're true friends from the beginning, you don't have to pretend." I don't disagree with anything Cornish says, but why does she make it seem like honesty, kindness and respect are only inherent in friendships, not in romance?
I also have friends who don't share their different friend circles, for fear of social miscegenation.
Also, everyone has had or been a "bad friend" at some point in their lives, right?
According to Paul Dobransky, PT Blogger and co-author of This list makes more sense.
Let's act like we're "just friends" even though we're really dating.
This all sorta misses Eric Berne's point that "the essence of friendship is that there is no active Parental ego state under ordinary conditions.
Not everyone choses their friends based on a lack of physical attraction or significant others based on mystery or exoticism. It proves that 2 people got on brilliantly and fell in love without the sex part.
I'm never fully attracted to someone unless I think of them as a friend first. The sex part just either completes what was developed, or if they're both asexuals it never forms part of the relationship. Sex is mostly just a biological urge nothing to do with love.