It’s of common knowledge that friendship plays a major part in a relationship. Actually, the most successful relationship are the ones that started out of two friends and evolved into something more.
We show are true selves to our friends, which means that if you start a relationship with one you will know that person better than anyone. These are more genuine relationships, based on honesty and transparency.
Of course, there is a risk that you might end up destroying the friendship if you take it to the next level, but there is no reason to put us in the worst possibility. Give it a chance and it will probably work out.