Friendship is a solid foundation for a successful romantic relationship.
When the giddy rush of chemicals that flood the body during “new love” subside to more normal levels, friendship will be an anchor.
However, this will never happen for you personally until you, as a man, accept your God-given role.
I believe: 1) Men should initiate the relationship.
As I’ve said many times now, dating has become a fast and intensified process.
There really isn’t much room for baby steps anymore. Seeking friends first, to me, says, “I’m not ready to handle a relationship or engage in the things involved with having a romantic partnership.” It also makes me think those people are just looking for attention or an ego stroke.
Furthermore, the Ephesians 5 passage describes the husband as “the head of the wife.” Men are called to be—created to be—leaders.
Remember that we are the largest free online dating service, so you will never have to pay a dime to meet your soulmate.Marriage is meant to be, among other things, an illustration of the relationship between Christ and the church (Ephesians 5); the husband typifies Christ and the wife typifies the church.Clearly it is Christ who initiates the relationship—“We love because he first loved us” (1 John ).Saying that you want to be friends first sounds acceptable and reasonable.When a guy says it, women often think it’s really sweet and cool that he’s not all about the sex.