Is it better to be friends then date?
Being friends before dating is never a bad idea as it means that there is nothing superficial about the relationship. In fact, the chances of having a successful relationship also go up if you are a friend first.
How do you know if you should date or stay friends?
The best way to tell if you are better off as friends is [asking yourself] how much you respect their values, life coach Kali Rogers tells Bustle. As Rogers puts it, If you love being around someone but dont necessarily see eye to eye on things that are pretty important to you, its best to stay friends.