This blog post is based on my opinions thoughts and thinking.
Friendships are complicated, and sometimes they can get complicated enough to turn into love.
It’s not always easy to tell when this happens; sometimes it just sneaks up on us, and before we know it, there’s a spark that makes our heart race.
Other times, there’s a question of whether or not it’s true love.
Here are some signs to look out for that could indicate you’re falling in love with a friend.
1. You think about them all the time.
If you find yourself thinking about a friend all day, then you might be falling in love.
Your mind is consumed, and when you don’t see them, it feels like something is missing.
It’s hard to focus on anything else, especially if your friend is cute and makes your heart race every time you see them.
I know I’ve fallen in love with a friend when I find myself constantly thinking about her.
And although I just saw her ten minutes ago, I can’t wait until the next time we meet up and have a chance to spend time together.
2. You feel compelled to tell them how you feel.
There’s a difference between someone you’re friends with and someone you love.
Someone with whom you are friends is someone with whom you have a casual relationship.
You don’t always feel compelled to tell them how you feel every day, but when it comes to love, you’re drawn to it.
If you find yourself constantly talking with this person and having deep conversations with them, it’s probably because they’ve become more than just a friend to you.
Or it could be that you feel like they’re the one person you can count on to understand you and see what you’re going through.
3. The communication frequency between you two suddenly increased.
This is a pretty obvious one!
You two are communicating all of the time, which means that you’re talking a lot.
It could be that you’ve developed a deeper friendship along the way, but it could also be something more.
You’ll start to feel more comfortable with them and get to know them better because you’re constantly getting to know their personality and what makes them tick.
And once you’re at that level with someone, it’s not uncommon to start falling in love.
4. You like spending time with them and feel very comfortable around them.
There’s a difference between being comfortable with someone you know and being comfortable in the presence of someone you’re falling in love with.
You feel like you can be yourself around them, and you don’t want to say anything that would make them uncomfortable.
When it comes to love, the undeniable feeling is that you’ll do whatever it takes to make that person happy.
This person is going to become your main focus in life, and when you don’t spend time with them, you start to feel a void.
5. There’s something about this person that makes you want to be the best version of yourself.
If you met someone who you thought was cool, but they didn’t make you feel like they were worth your time, then you probably wouldn’t be very interested in spending a whole lot of time with them.
But if you’re feeling compelled to spend time with this person because they challenge you to become better, then it’s likely that love is involved.
It’s hard to find someone who makes us want to be the best version of ourselves, and this person does just that.
And when we’re in love, it’s really easy to fall in love.
6. You become more open with them.
When you start to fall in love with someone, you’re going to start connecting with them on a deeper level than you’ve ever connected with anyone before.
When you’re falling in love, it’s not about the fact that you’re interested in them, but that you want to know more about them.
It’s not just about your interests or personal needs anymore; it’s about sharing everything that makes up who you are as a person.
And when you share this type of information with someone, it feels like they know you better than anyone else ever has.
You become more open with them because there is an undeniable attraction between the two of you. And when you’re falling in love, it’s really hard to stay away.
Well, this is a blog post based on opinion, not a piece of professional advice.
This post was previously published on medium.com.
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