I am a professor at a small liberal arts college. Barbecue sauce is to thank for my first friends-with-benefits situation. Oops, what friend group? It makes sense that you would fall for someone you enjoy spending time with but it's not always the best idea to act on those feelings. Sign up for the Thought Catalog Weekly and get the best stories from the week to your inbox every Friday. We are still friends and talk on a regular basis. Hooking up gets more complicated when you involve two people who have a pretty top notch pre-existing relationship; like say, a set of friends who have known one other for a while.
It's been a few years since I graduated college, so I decided to ask one of the guys in my newer, smaller friend group how he felt about hooking up with someone we know.
But still, sometimes it just happens, and when it does, there are several familiar phases that we all go through. Again, you make a solemn pact that this will not be weird.