Tired of dating all the wrong men? Maybe you should consider going out with someone whom you already know to be a good guy, say, your best friend. After all, he already knows how bossy you can be, how lazy you can get, and how bad your temper is, and he's still around.

In fact, it may not be such a bad idea to walk down the aisle with him altogether. According to a new paper published by the National Bureau of Economic Research, the positive effects of marriage are twice as large for those whose spouse is also their best friend. Moreover, women are more likely to benefit from being hitched to their best friend.


Not convinced? Today.com also reports that 1/3 of people who tried to find love with their best friend made it to the altar.

Want to test the waters without risking your friendship? Check out these sneaky ways to find out if you two have a chance at a happy ending.

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You could be missing all his signals!

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Baby steps. Try flirting with him and see if he’ll flirt back.

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