Should I Listen to Dating Advice from My Friends?

Kara Pound

Written by: Kara Pound

Kara Pound

Kara Pound is an award-winning journalist based in St. Augustine, Florida. She holds a bachelor's degree in journalism from Flagler College. Her work has been published in INKED, Natural Awakenings, Design Aglow, Memphis Flyer, Jacksonville Magazine, E/Environmental Magazine, and dozens more. Check out some of Kara's work at

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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It depends on your friend. If you’re seeking relationship advice from your friend who still lives at home, drinks every night of the week, has his mom cook and clean for him and hasn’t gone on an actual date in two years, then no. If you’re asking for wisdom from your guy friend who has been happily married to his best friend since college, then yes.

The reason we have friends is because we choose to include them in our life. It’s not like family, who we’re pretty much stuck with for the good or the bad. If you can’t ask your guys friends for advice when it comes to dating, what’s the point of having friends? Relationships can strip our self-confidence. You overanalyze details and read too much into conversations.

Look at the bros in your life and decide on a few go-to’s for dating advice. Chances are, if they’re in a successful relationship, they will help you find a successful relationship using the same tips and tools they did.

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