The buddy-buddy stage is an art form of innuendos, temptation avoidance, and tap dancing around the 600 lb. pink elephant in the room. Either party (usually both) in this stage realize that there is an incredible amount of heat exhibited by the other and eventually they move into the “friends with privileges” stage. (This is the incredibly fun stage that includes the Osceola Bronco, the GA all nighter, and the OMG…I cannot believe your motor skills are THAT good! Is that patented?)
Cheerleader: We are in that mode, but I am extremely hopeful that he will give me the chance of becoming more of a friend...with privileges!!!!!!!!