Friends to dating back to friends
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. If you're sitting around zoning out about your friend in class or at work, you have feelings for them.
Maybe you used to have a routine friend dinner once or twice a week, but nowadays waiting for Tuesday nights feels like torrrrrturrrre.
"You will start making up excuses to go see that special friend, you start remembering tiny details of when you are together, and when you look at each other there is more of a deep soul connection that just a passing glance," Alex says.
And the rest is history, if his marriage is any indication.
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.