So why is it that the friends-to-lovers paradigm bears such perennial relevance? And does it work IRL? Naturally, these rates increased hugely over time, explaining how — in numerical terms - a "six" can easily become a "nine" in a matter of weeks. They found that, on average, the couples had known each other four months before dating. Plus, 40 per cent of them were friends beforehand. So it makes sense that some of us are inclined to fraternise with friendship when both parties are of the same sexual orientation.
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Then, all of a sudden, it happens. Your BFF starts dating that person that you had already expressed interest in. What gives?