D., author of the best-selling "Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff" books, Kristine Carlson felt a loss that sent her on a healing journey through grief.From that experience, she created a grief support group and wrote a book about the grieving process called "Heart-Broken Open." Although dating is not the reason her readers visit the site or buy her book, it is a topic of discussion that comes up and is addressed, and Carlson, who is grandmother to two young boys, does have a lot to say about it.[Read: 6 easy ways to accidentally kiss a friend and get away with it] Give your attention One of the first steps in knowing how to date a friend is to let your friend know that you favor them and pay more attention to them than you do to anyone else.It shows that you’re interested in knowing the person better, and at the same time, it also brings both of you closer.As a widow myself, I know it’s not an easy transition to make.
Look deep into your friend’s eyes when you have a conversation with them, almost like you’re mesmerized by your friend. Instead, just smile, open your eyes and let it sparkle!
“Take the stand that you will move forward,” she says.
Decide that you want to be the best version of yourself so that you can attract the most possibilities.
On one hand, friends often make the best partners, as you already know and trust one another.
However, making the first move and landing a date can be difficult, as you don't want to risk what you already have.
This is even more true if two friends of the opposite sex share the perfect chemistry to keep the excitement alive.