If you've caught yourself thinking about your best friend in a different, more romantic light, you may be wondering if it's a good idea to date your best friend or not. Bustle says that there are a few questions that you need to ask yourself first before you decide to date your best friend.

  • Do you think that they're into you? Obviously, they also have to like you romantically as well before anything can happen. If you think that they're thinking about you in a new light just like you are with them, then there may be something worth exploring.
  • Can you imagine the dynamic shift? You might be attracted to them, you might also feel a spark of chemistry, but can you actually imagine dating them? Sex and electricity aside, you know some of their worst habits, can you date them with all of the baggage that they bring with them?
  • Do your values line up? Just like with any other potential partner, you have to ask yourself if you share the same values when it comes to politics, religion and family. If you don't then you might just be setting this relationship up to fail.

If you don't feel confident in your answers to any of this questions then you may want to save the friendship and start looking for love elsewhere.

(via Bustle)