We’ve all wondered about it, discussed it with our friends and drawn our own conclusions.
Some say, “Yes, of course it is possible, I have lots of great friends of the opposite gender and while sometimes attraction exists, we are mature enough to handle it and not let it get in the way.” Others say “No, you are crazy, when the relationship gets too personal eventually one party will develop romantic feelings for the other, and if their desire to be more than ‘just friends’ is one-sided it will ruin everything.”I think this complicated question deserves a complicated answer.
So while you have both agreed that you will not get back in an exclusive relationship, both of you continue to share a great sex life upon the basis that it is okay to continue enjoying the one thing that was actually working out in your relationship.6. You are not necessarily committed to each other, but you have deep feelings for each other, kind of like a booty call, but with deep and sometimes raw emotions involved.
It's kind of one of those outdated, cheesy phrases which couples do not necessarily mind using with each other, but feel totally uncomfortable using while making the formal introductions to parents or friends.7. This is the worst of them all, especially if the next day you don't remember each other's names.
This limbo space can be really confusing, because friends are already really chummy and loving and can be touchy-feely and amazing listeners and supportive AF — in other words, the sorts of characteristics that people in a romantic relationship usually exhibit.
No matter what the circumstances or the situation, whether you're the one with the secret crush, you suspect your friend likes you, or it's a mix of the two, here are some reliable flags to tell if your friendship is becoming something more.
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This definition could range from “friends” on Facebook to your BFF who you can hardly find a picture of yourself without them in it on Facebook.
It is somewhere in the middle of this spectrum that my “yes, men and women can just be friends” turns into a “okay, now you’re entering a danger zone.”I know that those of you who have a best male friend as a female or a best female friend as a male are already formulating your rebuttal: True: But they also rarely saw each other, which made it easier for them to safeguard their hearts, and as saints-in-the-making they were extremely receptive to the graces that God showered down on them and thus possessed a great amount of virtue.
How do you know that a garden variety friendship has turned into something romantic? It can be hard to tell — one minute you're dishing with your BFF about spin class and your love of frozen yogurt, the next minute you're wondering if your pal is about to lean across the couch and kiss you.
But before, after and in between those two moments, there can be lots of signals that your friend has a crush on you — or that you have a crush on them, or that you are both super hung up on each other and it's only a matter of time before you start making out.