SEX & LOVE 101

Marie Claire (South Africa) - - CONTENTS - @ZiyaadBassier

Bring­ing you the truth about love and dat­ing in a way your girl­friends wouldn’t dare

Q: MY BEST FRIEND AND I RE­ALISED WE MATCHED WITH THE SAME GUY ON TIN­DER AF­TER EACH GO­ING ON DATES WITH HIM. HE DOESN’T KNOW WE’RE FRIENDS AND SHE’S WILL­ING TO GIVE HIM UP FOR THE SAKE OF OUR FRIEND­SHIP, BUT I FELT A REAL CON­NEC­TION. SHOULD I MOVE ON OR STICK IT OUT?

A: Few things test a friend­ship more than af­fec­tion for the same guy. My rst in­stinct is to stick with your girl and give Mr Tin­der a miss; her friend­ship trumps the brief spark you shared with him. If he was dat­ing you and your bestie at the same time, you can only won­der how many other Tin­der dates he’s been on. Mr Tin­der may not want any­thing too se­ri­ous, so make sure you know where he stands be­fore you risk los­ing your friend over a man who’s ef­fec­tively a stranger. How­ever, if he proves his worth and the re­la­tion­ship blos­soms, you need to have an hon­est con­ver­sa­tion with your friend. Re­mind her that be­ing with him was never planned nor is it a com­pe­ti­tion be­tween you two. Un­der­stand­ably, she may need time to process it, and you owe her that re­spect. Hope­fully when she does come around, Mr Tin­der has the per­fect friend for her. That would truly be a right-swipe match into a hap­pily ever af­ter.

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