There was the tall Israeli man who stopped returning my texts after we’d been dating for about a month.
The medical student I met at a Shabbat dinner who was supposedly still pining for his last girlfriend.
If you really honestly feel like they’re leaving you out, then you say something.
Playing matchmaker among your friends can feel totally great, but unfortunately, it can also be super uncomfortable when two of your close friends start dating because it will inevitably change all your friendships. You might feel jealous or territorial of one or both of their time and company. Once, my best friend and a really close guy friend started dating.
You might get stuck in the middle of their issues, or feel squeamish watching them be affectionate together. They're now happily married, but I'm not friends with either of them anymore. It was a much longer story than just the awkward friendship triangle, but that definitely factored in. Friends and dating:15 Best-Friend Dating Commandments If Your Ex and Your Best Friend Started Dating, Would You Be Mad?
From a practical standpoint, a boyfriend didn’t really fit into my lifestyle: I worked a lot, caught up with friends on the weekend, and needed at least an hour of quiet novel-reading a day to stay sane. My mother was 24 when she met my father, 26 when they got engaged.
Nothing about my current romantic life gave me hope that one day soon I too might be in a long-term relationship.