Dating close guy friend

And not just of the "oh man, our connection as two platonic humans has truly intensified" variety.3. He never talks about having crushes on other women because to him, other women basically don't exist.

You hang out one-on-one all the time doing, let's be honest, couple-y things. Friends who go to lunch together, museums together, and movies together with just the two of you, hanging out for hours, with him silently wishing at some point he could hold your hand. He brings up your inside jokes like they're quotes from his favorite movie. You know he's single, attractive, and cool, and there's no way there aren't girls who are into him, but you definitely never hear about them.

We all know the guys who meet you and become friends with you but are really only doing that because they hope one day you'll bone and then if you ever get a boyfriend, they hate you. With him, you've always known he would be your friend either way because he genuinely likes you no matter what, which is the best foundation ever for a kickass relationship. You know how to make each other laugh, so telling him a joke isn't like throwing piles of dust into the wind. You know the basics about his childhood and any possible weirdness there.

If his last girlfriend texted him 4,000 times a day, you know not to text him 4,000 times a day and thus, only text him 3,999 times a day. One of the hardest parts about dating someone new is "oh my god, who even is this stranger?! He already knows some of your #issues and is fine with them.

" but with him, you already have a pretty good sense of who he is because you've spent the last year hanging out with him like pals. He knows that you start imagining he's dead on the side of the road when he doesn't text you back for eight hours so he does his best not to make you think he's dead. If he's the type of guy who would've been your friend whether you eventually dated or not, he's already the best kind of guy to date.

" while everyone around me rolls their eyes and says, "Yes, are you kidding? The guy he saw was not my boyfriend, but he was a guy friend I thought might be into me.

If total strangers and friends think you guys are giving off couple vibes, it's because he's absolutely wishing you two were a couple. When he hugs you, it feels like he's making out with you using only his arms.

Because I tend to lean toward "maybe he's just being nice!!!

" and usually need to be beaten over the head with mixtapes, picnics, and quirky flower arrangements before I start to think, "Wait, does Jeff like me? One time I had a guy at a bar tell me he didn't ask me out because he saw I had a boyfriend.

HE DOES TIME CONSUMING AND/OR DIFFICULT FAVORS FOR YOU So he's out repaving the driveway with your dad, hauling your books around school, and wiring your house for high-speed Internet, all without a hint of a complaint? he has to do as long as it means getting to be near you. " And then he'd patiently listen while you ramble on about how you're so stressed you can't sleep .

HE LETS YOU KNOW IT'S NEVER TOO LATE TO TALK You could call his cell at 4 a.m. Face it—if he saw you as totally platonic, there's no way he'd answer the phone at that hour. HE TRIES TO GET IN GOOD WITH YOUR FRIENDS By being nice to your friends (like, going with you to your best friend's soccer match and cheering her on or giving her love advice for her guy troubles) he's trying to become a part of your everyday world .

Like, if you asked him to come pick you up an hour away in the middle of the night, would he wake up and do it? If he cancels plans to hang with you, doesn't do things he likes because you don't like them or goes out of his way to make you happy, that's a sign that he likes you as more than just a friend.

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