If your experience in the dating world isn't at least a little bit awkward, you're doing something wrong.

Especially in a relationship that's only a few months old, there are bound to be hurt feelings, and embarrassment, and confusion.

Here is the basic scenario: What if you have been long-time friends with a girl for three years and recently you started seeing her in a new light?

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If all your friends are single, and tend to gripe about how hard is to meet someone, it can be very tempting to want to put on your Yenta cap and get involved.

Personally, I have a mental rolodex of my single friends' "types," in hopes that eventually I'll be able to match them with other single people I know.

Remember: Worst-case scenario, they'll decline, and you'll probably never see them again.

What to say: "I need to tell you something and I feel a bit vulnerable right now.

By all means, though, it is past time to do something, and God wants to work it for everyone’s best and His glory.

You’ve already read our articles about opposite-sex buddies and why we caution singles to be very careful about them for a variety of reasons.When do you tell the person you're seeing that you'd like to be exclusive? There are no easy answers, and we're not pretending to have them.But for some nuanced insight, we consulted relationship expert Andrea Syrtash, author of "It's Okay to Sleep With Him on the First Date," about how to navigate some of the most uncomfortable dating scenarios.Second, three years of close, opposite-sex friendship has created a context that will require very careful navigation.Trust me, there already is a relationship, and something significant is about to happen to it.And if you do hook up, then you have to deal with the “what now?