How to go from friends with benefits to dating
When you sign up for a friends-with-benefits relationship, criticism comes with the package.
People will say you're setting yourself up to get hurt, or your partner will get hurt, or a random stranger on the street will get hurt.
While everyone wants to have a special story about meeting her hubby at a wine tasting and falling in love at first sight, the real world is much messier.
You'd think it would be harder to trust a guy you know bangs women outside of a relationship.
If he agrees to date you, there's no reason to have trust issues.
Giving up no-strings-attached sex to be called your boyfriend means he's serious about you.
However, you two were basically boyfriend and girlfriend without the title, back when you were friends with benefits.
He didn't have to agree to enter a monogamous relationship with you when you were already banging him without forcing him to meet your parents and take you out on the town.