Yes it does and it should! Speaking from personal experience I've chose wrong twice. Also I've been with a few guys who were wrong for me. On the brighter side I have friends that I went to school with that are celebrating over 20yrs of being happily married.
I don't have all the answers but first and foremost you need to be each others best friend, treat each other with up-most care and concern before moving into the romantic phase of the relationship.
My current boyfriend and life partner and I meet when we were Freshmen in High School and became friends, after school went our separate ways, 27yrs later reconnected through the magic of Facebook. We messaged back and forth, talked on the phone then agreed to meet. When we did meet we feel right back into the friendship we had in school and it's progressed from there.
My middle daughter and her husband started off as good friends then moved into advanced phases of there relationship as well. They've been married for a few years now and have a great relationship.
People need to take there time and not be in a hurry because time if on your side when it comes to relationships!