Having friends is normal and everyone ought to have one who they vibe with despite their sex status. You can have a friend of the opposite gender and that can keep things cool and you will tag along we’ll provide you trust and respect for each other. However, at times, it is evident that one starts to lose interest in friendship and start creating something more than friendship. This can be triggered by some of the following reasons;
• Too much closeness
• Being so open and trusting each other in your secrets
• Taking good care of each other
• Creating time for small talks even when they’re not necessary
• Becoming obsessed with each other’s presence
• When you love all that your other friend does even if it doesn’t add up
• Supporting each other in both professional and personal tasks.
The reasons below might be as to why people will regard friendship as a special connection hence they end up falling in love and dating themselves. The most painful part is when the friends who are falling in love are now partners and each of them had dated their friends before. It can be embarrassing but it is something that now can’t be controlled and people have already fallen for each other. The article is meant to explain tips that will help one identify the friendship is now something else since it is growing to date.
How Can You Know Your Friendship Is Growing To Something Else
1. When You Share So Many Characters
You will realize most people share most things hence they become so common. A good example is for the friends who are always spending quality time together. When you find yourselves extremely comfortable with each other, that you are now willing to tell your friend anything you feel or do anything you want without fearing them, then you are becoming comfortable with them. You might, in turn, experience a vital attraction factor. Such factors can be seen to be fueled for a stronger friendship, and in turn, end up strengthening a new relationship. For more common things together, you are likely to connect especially. You might end up having a mutual bonding interest with each other and you should watch if you are still friends or something special has grown.
2. When Your Friend Is Immediately Out Of A Break-Up
Most people might have gotten from a breakup and are not yet healed. Such people will tend to use their friends to get over their relationships. Friends will indeed be your number one helper for such heartbreaking situations. However, it doesn’t fully guarantee that nothing is going to happen thereafter. A friend can take good care of their friends until they end up developing feelings for them. Most people have been caught in such situations and they end up don’t know how to handle such. Such people will even prefer to be single but their feelings are growing towards their friends. The reason might be because their friends show them more concerñ and affectionate compared to their partners. This will eventually make them feel a connection.
3. When They Maintain Eye Contact Whenever You Meet
Some friends might have already started falling in love with their friends and developed a strong bond. It is not a must-try say it but this can be seen. You might find a friend who every time you meet, want to look deep into your eyes and stare at you. In some circumstances, we can say they stare to you and cannot get enough of you. They have already developed a connection which is something else apart from common friendship. They always want to develop a strong eye stare, contact, and smile at you any moment. Eye contact has high power and that can make a person feel the kind of relationship they share.
4. When You Find You Have Awkward Moments Together
You can at a point, get trapped with your friend or maybe opposite gender. You might have experienced an awkward moment together. Something that you wish could have happened only to you and your partner or another person. This brings about goosebumps and you end up fearing and feeling weird whenever you meet with them. You might have interacted so much that some people even think you are dating and inform you. As for you, you might find the experience weird but in reality, one of you might have taken it positively and thought that you guys should just have that special connection. Most times the reality is that you both or one of you feels a connection and needs to say it but just can’t.
5. They Always Want To Talk About You
One of you is falling in love. If she or he is always bragging about you being the best friend, they want to give you good vibes only and will always protect you whenever they feel you are being intimidated. Such friends might have already developed a strong feeling for you since they want, at all costs, you to be seen as the best version of anyone else. They love you in case they know it or not.
6. You Become So Free Together
In this scenario, you might have some issues or dark secrets that you don’t like revealing even to your bigger or younger sister or brother. You might find that you are not comfortable telling it off. However, after sometimes of a good friendship with your friend, you want to tell them everything. You want your friend to know you in and out. In such times, you are okay with telling them whatever you feel to say. The stage is where you have a perfect bonding that you are not afraid of each other anymore. You are so sure that he or she will understand you and understand the reasons why you did certain things. A good friend will keep your secret and will never judge you. That will give you more confidence to reveal to them anything. You can finally find yourself trapped in a love friendship situation. It is because you mistook a friend for a partner and now they have reciprocated the love.
7. You Can Take Romantic Roles Together
This happens especially when you both offer to audition to any skits. In the process, you are given roles that compliment each other like husband and wife or boy-girl relationships that might require that you do some romantic gestures together as part of acting. It is normal that the skits require that connection but again, you feel more comfortable with your friend since you have majorly interacted with them. You become so close that you are free to practice the roles together. You can slowly follow your heart and end up falling in love. You can give in and make a good couple during such skits but the problem comes after the skits. You find yourself madly fallen for each other and wonder how you both will get yourselves out of this.
8. When Friends Start Confiding Whenever They Are In Need
Trust and confidence have always been regarded to be so powerful that a person cannot easily confide in the other one. When your friend starts confiding in you anytime, he/she feels they need to talk to a an individual for any support, the value you more. People tends to have a believe you’re their closest ally. They need you to be an individual they can lean on especially when they are down. This directly shows that the other friend is really into you and has feelings for you. They no longer view you as their friend but see that special person in you. You are now becoming part of them. When you realize this, you should know something else has grown apart from friendship.
9. When They Give You Often Compliment
Everyone loves and likes to be complimented in one way or another. Complimenting someone for the good thing they have done shows how you appreciate them and your affection towards them. This boosts their self-esteem hence they feel they belong in the place. When you realize you have a complimenting friend, who, out of nowhere, has a great interest in you, maybe it can be because they have some strong bond with you. They might have developed a crush or even a like on you despite you being their friend. You need to be careful and evaluate if you are willing to be a friend to them or if you can try out something else. You should be cautious because this might affect both of you sooner or later.
The above are some of the basic things you can notice in a friend and see if they are still maintaining it at a friendship level or not. You need to be keen when handling friends. You should know where you stand and don’t let their emotions drive them and make you a victim. But if you too want that special connection rather than being only friends, then you are free to do as you are pleased. What matters is that you can use the above tips to identify if your friend has a special feeling rather than friendship only.