Originally Posted by CalTex
I think I am starting to develop feelings for mine, either they are true and I have to lower my aesthetic expectations orrrrr they are a result of the lack of women currently in my life.
I've had those thoughts in the past, but ultimately put them out of my mind. People that work as friends wouldn't necessarily work as more than that. If you can rationalize why you wouldn't work as a couple, you'll be better off. Ulitimately, do you want a lifelong friend or someone to hook up with and never talk to again after it goes sour, because that is the likely result (how many women do most people date before they marry?)
I joke about having dumped a girl for not liking mushrooms, but if i had to cook/eat with someone on a nightly basis and our tastes differed widely or she refused to try anything i cooked, it would be a problem. In my case there would be a culture clash too... I hate doing family shit all the time, and she's indian, so that stuff is incessant. it would drive me nuts. I'm one of those guys that doesn't even want to see extended family on holidays (feels like such a waste of time that should be enjoyable and stress free).