We all have heard about love at first sight, but what about the love which suddenly dings into your heart without any warning one day? He is your friend, but he is someone you can’t help yourself looking(staring) at the next day.
How do you come to know when that vitality garden friendship turned into something romantic? In the beginning, it may be hard for you to admit that you have crossed the limits of friendship. But once it grows in between the lines of friendship, those platonic feelings for each other look beautiful and irresistible.
It is quite tough to hold yourself back and, in some cases, to confess, but the fear remains the same of “what if” the friendship ends or he laughs or something else. Although, confession is far better than suppressing your feelings.
Here are the signs that show you are all in love with your best friend.
1. You daydream about them
Crush Alert! When you are around them, your heart beats faster, butterflies tickle, and your mind murmurs about going on a real date with them. All these thoughts click you under the breeze of the sun. You daydream about doing all lovey-dovey couple things with them. If you can’t stop reminiscing about them, it means you’ve got it to love with them.
2. You like to spend alone time with them
Though you love to hang out in groups when it comes to that special person who makes you go crazy in seconds, you usually prefer to spend alone time with them. You want two of you lying under the open sky and talking endlessly.
3. You get shy around them
Once you are genuinely growing romantic feelings for your best friend, you might withhold information or get shy when they talk to you. You might not be sure at first, but slowly the magic of love in the fresh air beholds you, and your feelings for them get stronger.
4. You wish to make out with them
Well, not everyone wants to make out with their best friends; the choice varies. But if you’re daydreaming on thoughts like – How do we both look as couples or thinking to snuggle up on the couch? Then it’s a significant sign that your friendship limits are crossed, and lust thoughts hit your mind.
“The minute you’ve got sexual feelings towards a friend is the minute they’re more than just that” – give your friend some time to chill — otherwise, you’ll probably wind up acting like a freak.
5. You hate to listen when they talk about the person they like
What if your crush is explaining the great features of the other person whom they like? Ughhh. That is seriously killing you. Still, you are listening to them with a smiling face and hate in your heart. If this is something you are going through, then it’s a more obvious sign you have real feelings for them.
6. You are texting up a storm
Maybe you do not realize it, but your message sending speed has doubled. Previously, there were only small chats related to work or hangouts. But now, you are checking in with your pal every other minute, from sending “Good morning” to “sweet dreams” text – all hours of the day. And if your best friend is also acknowledging, there’s a good chance that your love story is about to begin.
7. You’re always “Accidentally” touching them
That’s true, beautiful relationships usually start with friendships, and many times the line may get blurred. Maybe you are not noticing it, but sometimes the way you touch your best friend means a lot. Putting your arms on their shoulders or holding hands even while walking in the malls or parks – expresses you have deeper feelings for them. It’s more than just friendship.
8. You like them, talk about them, all-day
From daydreaming about your best friend to being intimate, you don’t cringe a single moment thinking about them. When you’re all alone at home, you are upset, and you need someone special to cheer you up and if calling your best friend is the first thought that comes to your mind – then it’s the biggest sign that the romance bug has bitten you.
9. Your best friend calls you by a sweet name
And, it happens when you’re not sure whether your best friend has the same feelings for you or not. It’s the early stage of dating, where you are examining things.
The best way to check this – How your best friend is referring you to others? Like calling you with a sweet name like ‘my baby,’ ‘baby,’ ‘my sweetheart,’ ‘my babe,’ — that is a good indicator.” Moreover, if your best friend refers to you with the nickname ‘my buddy,’ ‘my bestie,’ ‘my number 1,’ — that is more of a sign you are still in the friend zone.”
10. For you, it’s never enough of them
No one knows when the weekend-friendly dinner changes to an addiction. There was a time when you could wait for the Tuesday night dinner, but now it feels like torture.
If you can’t handle the long days of separation from your friend, let them know what you think about them if they too feel the same blow up the candles, or if not, try to cover up before the friendship rips.
When everything fails, speak up!
Communication is essential when you are thinking of starting a lovey-dovey relationship with your friend. You know they’re your best friend, and you don’t want to mess up the friendship.
So, if you’ve been pals for a while, put up your intentions. Let them know what’s in your mind. And what if they, too, want the same feelings but want you to express them first? It’s a win-win situation.