Timing is everything in life, which is no surprise that when it comes to love, you have to do your best to time it out. Telling someone too soon about your feelings can scare them off, and waiting too long can put you in the friend zone or, worse, it gives the other person a chance to have feelings for someone else.
When you’re already their friend, it’s even trickier to time it out well. Friends dating is a difficult pool to dip your toes into to begin with, so taking the dive proves to be one of the hardest things someone can do.
There are plenty of good times to tell a friend that you’re interested in dating them, but people seem to concentrate on the right times so much that they completely forget about the wrong times.
If you’re going to tell someone you’re interested them, make sure it’s near no holiday or big event in their life!
A lot of people wait to spill the beans until an occasion they think would create a special opportunity, but that could prove to be the biggest flaw a person could commit.
Look at it this way: Let’s say you have a friend you’ve been in love with, and you’re waiting until their birthday to tell them about it. If that person has the same feelings as you, then great, you’re in the clear. But if they don’t, you’re ruining a day they undoubtedly looked forward to for a long time. It takes away from their special day and makes them feel like an ass when they should be feeling on top of the world. Not only that, but if the failed confession leads to the downfall of your friendship, they’ll be sure to think of that every year on their birthday.
If you’re going to make a big move, don’t do it on an already special occasion!