How do I maintain a platonic relationship with my new friend, while minimizing the risk of catching feelings? What are your do’s and don’t’s for not falling in love? A big part of how you can try to decrease the odds of falling in love is to try to try to avoid subjecting yourself to unnecessary temptation. the sorts of talks that people who are moving towards romance do also carries that connotation of love and emotional entanglements. Now with all that being said… the problem isn’t falling for your friend, it’s what pursuing a romantic relationship with them would do.