Imagine your best friend telling you she thinks your brother is hot. Your first reaction? Probably something along the lines of, ‘um, ew’. Thinking about your brother or sister hooking up with someone is gross enough as it is, but thinking about your brother or sister hooking up with your best friend? That’s when things start to get slightly awkward.
So how would you feel if your BFF and one of your siblings started dating? Would you be totally weirded out, or would you be happy that two people you love are happy together? Turns out that the editors of gURL.com all feel a little differently about this one:
Julie: Get My OK First
I have a little brother (who’s not so little any more!) and when it comes to him dating my friends, I’m fine with it as long as my friend or brother checks in with me before making a move. Sure, it sounds nosy, but a friend/sibling relationship is obviously a delicate thing and it’s only right to give the friend caught in the middle a heads up. I’d never stand in the way of anything. I’d just have pow wows with my brother and my friend to tell them what I thought. After that, I’d be totally out of it–I definitely don’t need the juicy details of my baby bro’s dating life! But looping me in at first is the only way to make the situation kosher.
Melanie: Might Be The Coolest Thing Ever
Okay, remember in Bring it On, how Torrence gets that adorable mix tape (with a song written just for her!) from her BFF’s brother? And how it’s the best thing ever when they finally kiss at the end of the movie? If that’s not enough reason to be 100 percent okay with friends and siblings dating, I don’t know what would be. The only way that it might not be so cool would be if the siblings were identical twins. Making out with someone who looks exactly like your friend could get a bit confusing!
Jessica Says: Stay Away From My Siblings
Picture this: one day you find out that your best friend and your little brother have started secretly hooking up. Oh, and everyone knows but you. Oh, and then he gets another girlfriend and him and your BFF stop speaking and things go from slightly awkward to MAJORLY awkward. Yes, this happened to me, and yes – I think dating your friends’ siblings is a horrible idea. I’m not just being selfish and saying this because now I feel uncomfortable (my BFF hates his new GF, but, um, I kind of like her): my best friend and brother have to see each other all the time, and I’m sure they feel 10 times more uncomfortable than me. If you’re going to get into this situation, make sure you’re in the kind of love where you plan on getting married – otherwise, just a random hook up? Take it from me: horrible idea.
Who do you agree with? Have you ever hooked up with a friend’s sibling? Tell us in the comments.