My oldest friends from New Zealand, Dave and Julie met at university when they shared student accommodation.
They got on really well as friends and one night they decided to play a prank on a friend they had staying for the weekend.
Like many in his situation, Dave said the biggest risk was telling each other that they liked each other, in that way.A trustworthy, genuine boyfriend or girlfriend can often become your best friend.But what if you were already best friends from the start?They slept in the same bed so the friend would find them together in the morning and think they were a couple.
The pretence worked too well and they've now been married many years.
But he told me he'd been mulling it over for a while, and he was serious about wanting to give things a go. And not having Jake in my life seemed unimaginably painful. Maybe incompatible phermones are to blame--who knows?