Is it Bad if I Have a Crush on My Best Friend?

Bethany Heinesh

Written by: Bethany Heinesh

Bethany Heinesh

Bethany has ghost-written hundreds of dating articles in the last 10 years for relationship experts all over the United States.

Edited by: Lillian Castro

Lillian Castro

Lillian Guevara-Castro brings more than 30 years of journalism experience to ensure DatingAdvice articles have been edited for overall clarity, accuracy, and reader engagement. She has worked at The Atlanta Journal and Constitution, The Gwinnett Daily News, and The Gainesville Sun covering lifestyle topics.

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Ladies, it’s not unusual to fall for your best friend. If you spend enough time with someone whose company you enjoy, it won’t be long before you begin to focus on all their positive attributes. The more they make you laugh, the hotter they will appear.

When you realize how comfortable you feel around them and how much fun you have together, it will seem natural to take the friendship to the next level. Remember, though, when it comes to dating a friend, you should always consider your friendship before you move forward with romantic advancements.

If you start seeing each other, your relationship will never be the same. Are you ready to risk what you have with your friend so you can shake things up and see what happens in the bedroom? If so, move cautiously.

If you feel it would be appropriate, talk to your friend and let them know how you’re feeling. Otherwise, continue to hang out, but don’t do anything that will drastically change the atmosphere of your friendship.

Flirt and send signals that you’re interested. See what happens. If they are interested, you’ll know. If not, back off until a more opportune time presents itself. If the two of you are meant to be, you and your best friend will fall in love and live happily ever after, no matter how or when.

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