In fact, they're usually more than happy to offer their services.
However, if you or your opposite-sex friend are only participating in the friendship because of these "perks" (it happens more often than you think), then it's more of a business arrangement than a friendship. Although other people's opinions shouldn't matter, they can still be problematic.
You already know him—he's your best guy friend.
In 1989, we learned from Harry and Sally that maybe "the one" had been standing next to us all along, making us laugh, drying our tears and singing "Surry with the Fringe on Top." Maybe the guy you're meant to be with is not the one you're dating, but the one giving you dating advice.
All of that sounds pretty similar to a relationship, no?
It just further supports the idea that an opposite sex friendship always has the potential to develop into something more. No matter how much guy/girl best friends deny it, there's always some degree of attraction that exists between them.
Realistically, no guy wants to compete with a guy best friend, and no girl wants to compete with a girl best friend (unless they're mad cocky). They get playful with each other, give each other their honest opinions, and even trust each other with their deepest and darkest secrets.
They've seen one another at their best and at their worst, and never pass judgments for past mistakes.
After a particularly bad breakup, I was re-evaluating my past choices in boyfriends and felt like I was missing something.And so I decided that the very best thing I could do was to give it a shot and see what happened--in part because I also felt fairly confident, upon reflection, that my friendship with Jake was strong enough to survive just about anything. " And indeed, it was not.)Still, the break-up--understandable and inevitable though it was--hurt. After all, if I couldn't make it work with this person I cared so deeply about, and got along so well with, how in the hell was I ever going to make It took a few months before Jake and I began to hang out again.But then one afternoon, after we'd both (independently) moved out of D. to return to New York, I was getting my hair cut at my old favorite place--Antonio Prieto--when it dawned on me that I was just down the street from Jake's new office.But what if you were already best friends from the start?More precisely, would it make your relationship easier…or harder?In the midst of dramatically labeling the entire male race as untrustworthy and deceitful, my thoughts turned to who I could trust.