Friendship Flings: 101
Life coach Lisa Phillips (amazingcoaching.com.au) talks us through the dos and don’ts of friendship flings.
Do open yourself to the possibility of a fling. If you are drawn to someone you meet, or they have a character trait that you admire, go for it, even if they are quite different from you.
Don’t feel like you’re being disloyal to your long-term friends by having a friendship fling. Life is about balance. While we love the familiar and the comfortable, it’s also fun to have some excitement and variety.
Do enjoy the moment and be honest with yourself about what you want out of your friendship fling. If your best friend isn’t interested in the club scene, it’s perfectly OK to have another “going out” friend.
Don’t expect too much of your fling. You don’t have a shared history with your new friend so she won’t know everything about you. If she doesn’t get a joke you make or shares an opinion you don’t entirely agree with, don’t get upset. Instead, just accept and appreciate her for who she is.