It isn’t weird to date your neighbor.
A person dating their neighbor happens a lot more often than you might think.
A neighbor is someone that this person may get to see everyday or on a relatively consistent basis.
You become accustomed to seeing the neighbor.
Over time, there is a familiarity and a sense of security that develops.
Without having spoken to this neighbor on a deeper level, there is still that sense that you know this neighbor.
In fact, you may begin to feel closer to this neighbor than you do with the people you work with.
This neighbor didn’t deceptively snatch that promotion that you were gunning for at work from you.
This neighbor hasn’t spread rumors about you around the office.
This neighbor hasn’t gotten into your work emails and looked up information that they had no business looking up.
In some ways, this neighbor is just perfect.
You get to see them often or from time to time.
They may wave at you with a smile.
They may greet you whenever they see you.
They may get your mail from time to time by accident and bring it over to your place.
They may ask you how your day went in passing.
They may compliment your car as you drive off or your lawn as you return home.
As a result, you may begin to create the best and most ideal mate out of this neighbor in your mind.
Since this neighbor seems to be there as a part of your daily or weekly life but they are never so deeply involved, you can start to fill in the gaps.
You start wondering if that person you sometimes see with your neighbor is just a roommate or a significant other.
You may subconsciously begin to hope that this person is just a roommate and nothing more.
You may not even be entirely aware that you are thinking this.
You may start to wonder if indeed this neighbor is dating anyone.
After all, they seem so friendly and kind.
You wonder what they do for a living.
All these things slowly begin to creep into your mind.
These thoughts may even be that more potent after you have had a bad day and you realize that your neighbor has just put a smile on your face by simply being friendly.
So you begin to fill in more gaps.
Where is this neighbor from?
How long ago was their previous relationship?
Where do they tend to hang out on the weekends?
What kind of friends do they have?
The more you are filling in the gaps or you are asking questions, the more you are thinking about this neighbor.
Then one day, you realize that you like this neighbor.
You probably don’t quite know when that moment occurred but you can’t deny the fact that while you are going about your day, you just can’t help but think about this neighbor.
You wonder what they are doing and whether for some opportune reason, they may be thinking about you as well at that very moment.
This is when most people take their relationship with their neighbor to the next level.
This is when you just may bring over that bottle of wine or apple pie and ask if they would like to have some.