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In Love With a Friend? Don't Panic!

Updated on June 28, 2020
A friendship can be a nice start for a relationship
A friendship can be a nice start for a relationship | Source

That Special Person

You see that person as someone very special in your life. You get along so well that those who know you both even joke about your relationship, claiming they you make an excellent romantic match. When you hear such a thing, you can´t help laughing, and you don't give it any importance. But one day, without realizing it, you begin to see under a very different light f that person so special to you and you realize that something more than a mere friendship could be born between you. And at that moment, it is possible that a thousand doubts begin to assail you: "Is it normal that I am feeling this for my best friend?" "Could my feelings be confused in any way?" and many others. Don't stress too much about it and let your heart speak.

Why Am I Falling in Love With My Best Friend?

Friends are the reflection of every single thing that we really are. Although you may doubt it at times, friends are the ones who know everything about you. Even those dirty little things that even your parents don't know about you.
Sincere friendship is one of the most beautiful form of meaningful bonding that anyone can have during their life. So falling in love with your best friend is actually a very common occurrence.
There is no doubt that we can fall in love with someone we consider as a best friend. Some of the reasons could be any of the following:
• That person is the one you feel most comfortable talking with.
• You share all your secrets, even the most intimate ones, with that special person.
• That person you call "friend" knows you more than you know yourself.
• When your best friend is around, you don't need any other person to be able to feel accompanied.
• That person can make you laugh a lot, even on those days when you don't even feel like smiling.
• That person can spend all his time joking with you, but he or she knows how to become completely formal and respectful when you want to have a serious conversation.
• That person can hear you repeat the same story a thousand times and luckily for you, they will never want to kill you for it.
• That is the person with whom you have had your deepest or most delicate conversation (and he or she almost certainly never tried to judge you for anything you told him)
• You feel lost when your best friend is not around. (If you have a tendency to be dramatic, you may feel that the world is about to end for you)

Understand Your Feelings


So, as you can see from the examples above, there is no single reason to fall in love with your best friend and if your best friend is of the opposite sex, there is a pretty good chance that you will start to see him as a possible partner.
If you come to realize that you have fallen in love with your best friend. Do not worry. Calmly accept your feelings. In the end, and depending on the circumstances in which you are both, you decide if you declare your love or decide to keep your relationship only as a friendship of the most beautiful kind.

In love with your friend?
In love with your friend? | Source

With the Heart

The best and most beautiful things in this world cannot be seen or even heard, but must be felt with the heart.

Helen Keller

The Best Thing

But yes, that someone ends up falling in love with their best friend is actually quite common, and what makes this way of falling in love with someone something so beautiful is that when the romance begins as a friendship, the other person is quite likely to love you reciprocally and with equal intensity. And the best part of all this is that even if your best friend doesn't like you in the same way, if you're mature and respectful, you can continue to maintain a very beautiful friendship and your special person will always care about you and not only so, whatever happens, you will always have a very special place in that person's life that no one else could have.

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    • misspatypixie profile imageAUTHOR

      Patricia Pixie 

      13 months ago from Mexico City

      Thanks a lot for the very insightful comment. You gave me quite a few interesting ideas to make some articles about the difference between the sexes.

    • dashingscorpio profile image

      dashingscorpio 

      13 months ago from Chicago

      "..if your best friend is of the opposite sex, there is a pretty good chance that you will start to see him as a possible partner."

      Not usually for women. The reason they put a guy in the "friend zone" is because they don't see (him) as date material.

      A lot of guys go along with it hoping there will be a "chance" to convert a friendship into a relationship. Instead the "nice guy" ends up being her shoulder to cry on as she complains about the a-hole who mistreats her or neglects her. She's into "bad boys".

      'Isn't it ironic . . . we ignore those who adore us, adore those who ignore us, hurt those who love us, and love those who hurt us." - Ellen Hopkins

      Almost every "nice guy" who has had an attractive "platonic friend" can relate to that quote. Not only can they relate to being overlooked they also know if they revealed their feelings there is a good chance the girl might feel like the only reason he befriended her was to hookup with her. He was never truly her "friend".

      On some level every attractive girl knows if she gave her "platonic male friend" the "greenlight" to have sex with her the so called straight {male friend} isn't going to say:

      "Ew! That's gross! You're like a SISTER to me!"

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