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This or That: Misinterpretation or Mixed Signals?

You and your best guy friend have known each other for over ten years and you’ve never been anything more than friends. You’ve both watched each other go through difficult times and failed relationships, but now things have become complicated. He’s finally settled down with a girlfriend, and you’ve found yourself pining away for his closest male friend. Would it be worse if . . .

This: After a night out alone with your best friend, his girlfriend suddenly finds your friendship uncomfortable? Apparently she feels like there’s more to it than meets the eye, and she’s demanded that he put up some serious boundaries.

Or . . .

That: When you go to put the moves on your crush, he humiliates you by turning you down mid-kiss? Apparently he likes you, but doesn’t want to do anything that could damage his friendship with your mutual best friend, but now things will be awkward no matter what.


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calli-gurl calli-gurl 8 years
i can always talk to my bestfriends girl and make her understand. but i dont want to be humiliated like that. lol. being rejected is much worse.
myystque myystque 8 years
Not having a best guy friend, I have to say that the first option sounds better.
Jude-C Jude-C 8 years
The first one, definitely. At least it doesn't involve humiliating rejection.
sourcherry sourcherry 8 years
*That* would be worse, *this* is pretty common. It can be manageable, if the girlfriend is the least bit reasonable. But, like nonny mouse said, I don't really get why would the guy's best friend react that way. If me and the guy were just friends, he'd actually be glad for us. no?
sparklestar sparklestar 8 years
I'm dating my ex's best friend. My ex was never an issue. Who would make it an issue? We're all grown ups.
ilanac13 ilanac13 8 years
i think that one of the worst things ever is making it uncomfortable because you finally decided to make your move and you're denied. friendships are hard -
JaimeLeah526 JaimeLeah526 8 years
These are always so close. To me the obvious choice would be that losing your friend because his gf is insecure is worse than not getting the buddy to like you. His friend is really smart for not wanting to mess up the friendship with his friend. I would think women would be more devoted to their best male friend than they would be interested in finding a man. Actually, I could have guessed that. How horrible.
CYL CYL 8 years
A controlling or jealous gf I can handle and resolve...have done it before and probably will again since I have a lot of guy friends (eventhough I have a bf!). Being shot down mid kiss is not cool..and scrweing up friendships not fun.
Fallen85 Fallen85 8 years
I think it would be worse to be shot down mid-kiss then have a controlling and jealous new woman dating my best frined. Any guy who is good enough to be my best friend would NEVER choose a woman over me.
a-nonny-mouse a-nonny-mouse 8 years
"he likes you, but doesn’t want to do anything that could damage his friendship with your mutual best friend" I don't understand this predicament. If Girl and Guy are merely (best) friends, why would *Girl dating Guy's best MaleFriend* be an issue? It would only pose a problem if there were something more than friendship (past or present) between Girl and Guy -- right? Or am I wrong? I might be wrong. Maybe I have the stupid today.
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