Top 10 Worst Things About Having a Best Friend of the Opposite Gender

1Everyone Assumes You're Dating

2People Constantly Ask How to Date Them

3Limited Topics of Conversation

4Parents Discourage Them from Visiting Your House

5Parents Discourage Being Alone Together

6Initial Parental Concern When They See Them in Your Contacts

7Restrictions on What Can Be Discussed

8Parental Disapproval, Especially from Fathers

9Friends Get Jealous of the Relationship

10Transitioning from Childhood to High School Friendship Is Awkward

11Risk of Developing Romantic Feelings

12Rumors and Misconceptions Lead to Unwanted Romantic Complications

13Potential for Sexual Tension

14Not Allowed to Visit Their House

15Awkward Situations Arise