You've shared countless hours together. You've shared dark secrets and hopes for the future with one another. You've vented about everything and everyone including horrible exes and dysfunctional family members. You may have even cried on each other's shoulders before. It seems only natural that the person you've shared so much with, suddenly looks attractive to you romantically. There's nothing inherently wrong with loving your BFF as more than a BFF, but it can feel awkward and confusing (at first). So what are the signs you are attracted to your best friend?
Whether you have many friends, a few, or just one, it's widely thought that having friends makes life better generally speaking. They're a support system, and they can boost self-esteem. Turns out humans don't just intuitively know friends are good for them, the science also backs it up. According to Psychology Today, participants in a study stood in front of a hill either alone or alongside a friend. Those alone estimated the hill was steeper and those with a friend next them estimated the hill was less steep. Having a friend makes life experiences less daunting. One could assume that coupling with your bestie makes the most sense because who wouldn't want to try being with their best friend forever, happily ever after? It sounds like the perfect long-term or life-partner situation.
So are you feeling your friend as more than a friend? It can be hard to discern your feelings, but here are seven signs that you might want to take your friend out of the friend zone and into the relationship zone.