As it is commonly said, the best person to marry is your best friend because that person knows a lot about your strengths and weaknesses and has always been around you.
However, to know whether your best friend (here, I am talking about the opposite sex) is genuinely in love with you or it’s just a show of platonic affection is very hard to determine especially when you are not highly observant.
Based on that, these are the 7 signs you can look out for to know if your best friend is in love with you or not. Remember, the person must be a best friend not only in words but also in deeds.
1. They make excuses to spend quality time with you
We can spend considerable time with our friends and nothing will feel out of place. However, if your best friend is trying hard and making random excuses to spend some quality time with you alone, then they’re really onto something. Otherwise, why would they give up their free time just to be wi1th you?
2. They’re not interested in anyone else
Friends usually discuss their love-life, their secret admirers, their new crushes and so on. However, if your best friend is mute about it all and is only interested in talking about you, they yes, they’re crushing hard over you.
3. They’re more conscious about their actions and appearance
Haven’t we all gone through that phase where we’re constantly conscious of our appearance and actions in front of our crush? In case your best friend is in love with you, that is how your friend will act, as and when they’re around you.
4. They display jealousy
Sure, jealousy is a common emotion and can happen to anyone, regardless of what relationship you are in. But if you’re friend is particularly jealous when someone tries to flirt or hit on you, then that my dear friend, is love.
5. They’re unusually more attentive
Is your partner weirdly or unusually more attentive and sincere towards you? If yes, then it is yet another sign that they have fallen for you. While it’s normal for friends to be there for one another at all times, this special friend will go the extra mile to please you and make you happy. They’ll pay extra attention to what you have to say and will tend to your needs accordingly.
6. You catch them constantly gazing at you
This is the most clichéd sign that someone is either falling in love with you or is already head over heels for you. If you notice your best friend staring at you and/or you catch them gazing at you, then there’s something brewing in their hearts. This is another sign that indicates that they love you but are shy to express it.
7. They’re overly affectionate
Usually, it’s more fun and games when you’re with your best friend. But if they have switched to being more romantic and affectionate towards you, then it’s a sign that they have fallen for you. Expressing love and warmth is not something a friend would do and you can surely make out the difference on your own accord.
Telisa McLaughlin once said: “We’ve all at some point in our life encountered that feeling of secretly liking someone, secretly having your eyes on them, wishing they knew, but deep inside you were afraid of what the outcome would be. So you kept it unnoticed. Kept it hidden, locked inside, just hoping that maybe one day that moment would finally come when they would notice you!”