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How To Date a Guy When His Best Friend Likes You

20 Aug

I’ve decided to dust off this blog and get into a nice ol’ routine of aiding my fellow humans. Years ago, I’d be a beacon of knowledge for generations to come, and answer all the questions our youngsters like to ask of us more experienced folks. Now that I’m married, I should be even more qualified to answer those questions and streamline them into a framework that will benefit everyone. Without further a due, let me answer the burning question: How To Date a Guy When His Best Friend Likes You.

So, for all the experience and married stuff, I have a tiny disclaimer. I never really dated a guy, and I don’t think many of them would have had a best friend with a crush on me. So maybe, weird love triangle teenage drama girl, I am not the best person to answer this question, but it looks like I’m the only one willing to. Beggars can’t be choosers.

There are basically three scenarios:

The Samwise Gamgee


You’re Gollum in this scenario, just saying.

The best friend of your crush is the biggest sucker alive and will put up with seeing the two of you, and occasionally be send away when he is falsely accused of eating some elf bread. Even then, he will not leave his friend alone, but he will suffer nonetheless. This is the best scenario for you, it’s downhill from here.


The Back Stabber

Your crush will see you, but keep it a secret. Your question gave away that you’re in middle school or so, so I assume you won’t be living together. One day, his friend will find out, however, and feel betrayed. Things get ugly, you feel caught in the middle and everybody ends up alone.

The Top Gun 

You bring in a wing woman to change the friend’s mind. However, to change his mind, she has to be cuter than you. The first double date you go on turns into a disaster, as both guys fight over her attention, and you see your tears drown in Olive Garden tomato soup.

And that's just the appetizer. You still have the 'shrimps of sorrow' and dessert coming.

And that’s just the appetizer. You still have the ‘shrimps of sorrow’ and dessert coming.

So pick one, but pick wisely. A love triangle is one of the harder triangles to maintain. Also, you forgot to tell me if your crush likes you back. Probably not, otherwise it wouldn’t have been an issue, I imagine. But I’ll leave you with some important words, that may come just in time for your drama-infused brain. They’re not my own, but they go well with a triangle.

“I’m no good at being noble, but it doesn’t take much to see that the problems of three little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world. Someday you’ll understand that.”