Dating lesbian friend dating friendship
Skylar’s feelings of longing are drawn from that time in my life when I loved the person who lived next door to me more—and in a different way—than she would ever love me.
Although I’m not currently in love with any of my best friends, the truth is that I’ve had a weird, distrustful, and scared feeling about all of them.
Because I’ll always have that experience from college as part of who I am.
I hate having a best friend just as much as I love it. You aren’t dating, but sometimes it feels like you are. I can’t speak for straight women, but I do wonder if these tensions are heightened when two queer ladies are pals.
Anyway, after a few months of some cheeky banter and that line when I’d decline a date, I eventually thought why not?
But I’ve def had my fair share of the good, the bad and the down right ugly when it comes to dating. At Uni I would bump into this one guy pretty much every week. He wasn’t really my type (I remember a big monobrow situation; in fact there was just a general teen-wolf thing going on).
Because inside of the friendship between Liv and Skylar is every other female friendship we’ve ever had. Skylar cares much more about what Liv is doing than the other way around.
I’m just saying, that falling in love with ANY best friend changes you.
Having a best friend involves so many expectations, many of which are delusional or unfounded. What I realize is that, at least in Season 1, Skylar is essentially tormented by her best friendship.
If she is constantly jealous of Liv, why doesn’t she just move away, or move on, or get a different friend?
We hung out every day, she was the person I turned to for advice, we ate pizza together, I prank called her all the time—you know, best friend stuff.
Falling for someone who is already a huge part of your life is excruciating.
So next time you’re umming and ahhing about someone, say yes and see what happens…