In most of the FBD's I've witnessed, the level of interaction between the two people never changes from that "friend" status to "dating" status.The relationship dynamic remains friend-like, and eventually whatever feelings may have developed in the initial stage, have worn off so bad that neither person feels anything for the other person, including feelings that you would have for a friend.It seems that physical attraction is often a byproduct of a concrete and strong companionship.
In a poll conducted for the women’s website handbag.com, 83% of female participants believed that a purely platonic friendship could exist between men and women.
But, when probed further, one third said they secretly lusted after their male friends.
It doesn't make stranger danger right, but if that is one of the many things that young ladies feel compelled to put all their guard up against, why would you go around making friends with lots of guys, when sexually-based crimes committed by "friends" account for nearly 88 percent?
The other part that apparently goes into the thinking that brings up FBD, is the idea that if you're friends with a guy, you should be more comfortable with him if you were to date. It's a good academic premise, but it's not at all accurate.
So you cut away from your friends, sit down next to her with her friends, get into conversation, and ask if she will get together with you in the next few days. The day comes, you hang out, everything goes great. The next time around, she asks what you are thinking about the two of you.