Friends will always be a life necessity and they are definitely there for us for small talk, weekly dinners, spontaneous travels, and all of that good stuff. But what happens when friends intersect with your dating life and romantic relationships? Well, as much as the mere sound of that sentence can be kind of scary, there are actually quite a few benefits friends can have on your love life. Read on to see how your vinas can work some magic love potion on you.
THEY CAN BE YOUR WINGWOMAN
This one is a no-brainer. Some of us have the jitters when it comes to approaching the hottie we’re eyeing from a distance at the bar. But, we all definitely have at least one friend who can help us gain the confidence to do so or act as the messenger. They can also go a more indirect route and act as a second pair of eyes for you (AKA scouting out for potential matches for you). Whatever happens, they are there to cheer you on when it comes to landing a number or perhaps even a date!
THEY CAN RELATE YOUR ROMANTIC DILEMMAS, AND EVEN HELP OUT
Had a terrible dating app experience? In a bit of a pickle with your partner? Who better to talk to than your vinas! Your friends have likely been there, done that. If not, they still may be able to offer perspective on any issues you’re facing with either a new potential squeeze or an established other half. A vina’s good advice can definitely help you gain some clarity and approach your situation for the better of your relationship.
GROUT OUTINGS CAN BE MORE FUN
We know that there has to be a line drawn somewhere between friends and partners. But if the chemistry is there and there’s no weirdness, having your friends (With or without their own partners) hang out with you and your partner can actually be a blast. The more, the merrier, right?! Activities like game nights, bowling, mini golf, and watching sports can be way more fun in a bigger group. Plus, introducing your partner to your friends exposes your partner to more of your world and in a way, allows them to get to know you a little bit better.
TIME WITH FRIENDS MAKES YOUR RELATIONSHIP STRONGER
Remember the phrase “Absence makes the heart grow fonder”? Investing in some serious friend-only rituals like brunches, spa days, or girls nights out gives you precious time with your vinas while giving you time to unwind from dating or your relationship. It also allows you to assert your independence and contributes to a well-balanced life. A little distance from your love life and more closeness with friends makes it so much sweeter when it’s time to come back to your loved one.
What other ways have your friends improved your love life? Share your stories and thoughts in the comments, and download Hey! Vina to meet new friends near you!
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