In this relationship, your progressive, radical side will come to the fore, along with your friend's traditional qualities. The parts of you that are most unique, independent and freedom-seeking will find a grounding influence in your buddy, and yet won't conflict with their need for stability and dependability. In other words, you'll be able to be yourself -- think outside the box, test boundaries, grow as an independent individual -- and your friend will be inspired by all of it.
You'll help them to break out of their fears and insecurities and test new ground in their thinking. What a great and exciting combination! You'll help your friend take chances they might otherwise never have taken, if they hadn't met you; and they'll help to ground you in reality.