Friends First?

February 2008

How close should you be before dating somebody?

Risky Business

There is a difference between someone who’s “only a friend” and someone who has potential for more, Joe Jonas says. You can start out being friendly and getting to know wach ther, then you have to decide whether they’re gf or bf material. “About two weeks into it, if you’re really into the person, you’ll know if you want to go on a date,” he says. Loveologist Dr. Ava Cadell believes the best relationships, but there’s a catch. “You have to let your friend know that you see them in a romantic way as soon as possible and find out their response. Once you cross that line, the dynamics of your relationship will change for better or worse.