Is dating your friend a good idea
Although this expectation for growth could conceivably place an unwieldy burden on your relationship, researchers believe that modern relationships are up to the task.
Think of it this way: Simply because you want more from your job, it doesn't guarantee you're going to get what you want.
With your BFF as your romantic partner, you get the best of both worlds, someone with whom you can laugh, share your life and cuddle.
When you look at seemingly happy celebrity couples like Ashton Kutcher and Mila Kunis, or Leslie Mann and Judd Apatow, not only do they appear to be in love, but they also seem to genuinely enjoy hanging out together.
In order to hit all these self-improvement targets, you may need more from a spouse or romantic partner than was expected in years past – and a partner who is also your best friend may be a step in the right direction.
To see if those who consider their partner their best friend also expect more from them, the Monmouth University Poll asked, 'For an ideal relationship, how much should you expect your partner to help you grow and expand as a person?