When I set out to explore this question for this piece, one of my own stories kept coming back to me.
I had a friend whom I’d known for almost six years.
Would you consider the person you're dating a best friend? Studies indicate couples who consider one another best friends have an overall more fulfilling relationship.
The pretence worked too well and they've now been married many years.
More recently Uma Thurman and Quentin Tarantino, who are very old friends, revealed they were an item at the Cannes Film Festival.
In the case of my friends they were both accountants and careful with money.
They already enjoyed each other's company and had a similar social circle.
Not surprisingly, I began to think, “Wait, should I revisit this, now that we are both single at the same time?