I have many friends but I have one best friend. We did everything together, go out for dinner or a movie every Friday, get matching tattoos, and talk about every little detail that is going on in our lives. Like I mean every detail, the nitty gritty. We actually looked up the definition of dating and we fit the bill.We were dating by definition. Life was great. You would see how I was devastated when my friend goes out and finds a significant other. My best friend has a boyfriend. Now as the Best Friend of the Couple's girlfriend, I must fulfill my friendship duties. I was there from day one when it was a itty-bitty crush on the guy to the full on relationship. At the beginning of the relationship when the word is first getting out, there was this buzz, a bunch of curious bees ready to dig into the beeswax. Since I have front row seats to this extravaganza, I am like a representative for their relationship. "Step right up ... Get your relationship news here people!" Everyone asks me if they are dating or a little comment on how cute they are or if I knew they were dating. On the outside I am drinking tea with them and giggling politely but on the inside I am ready to burst out Ummm. Duh! We are like this (holds fingers crossed up). I was the one that saw the relationship coming! While this guy takes time from our friendship, I have an obligation to be supportive and throw the petals during their falling in love montage.
The biggest problem of all though is that none of our friends from our social circle like the guy, I am the only one that is "okay" with him. So I have become the dumping pot of all the information about their relationship and the third-wheel. I mean it's so adorable when couple's kisses but when the PDA is happening during a perfectly good conversation it can become even more awkward. Now I don't even feel comfortable going with them unless I got a talking buddy to converse with when they are doing their loving.
I want my Dating by Definition friend back. I have gotten over it... I guess but now all our fun activities become their fun activities and I go do them separately with someone else.