We don’t operate that way.” I’m not in the business of entertaining this. Not only does it build the trust that becomes the foundation; but also it can keep you together when trust is broken.
If his last girlfriend texted him 4,000 times a day, you know not to text him 4,000 times a day and thus, only text him 3,999 times a day. One of the hardest parts about dating someone new is "oh my god, who even is this stranger?! He already knows some of your #issues and is fine with them.
" but with him, you already have a pretty good sense of who he is because you've spent the last year hanging out with him like pals. He knows that you start imagining he's dead on the side of the road when he doesn't text you back for eight hours so he does his best not to make you think he's dead. If he's the type of guy who would've been your friend whether you eventually dated or not, he's already the best kind of guy to date.
What make people different are our experiences that motivate us.
Using myself as an example: When it comes to dating I want to find happiness again.
If they are dropping hints verbally or physically then dating your friend will be a natural progression.