1. They remember the little things
Attention to detail is a major indicator that you could be more than friends.
Does your friend take note of your interests and dislikes? Do they remember things that you wouldn’t expect them to? Maybe they mention things you don’t even remember telling them? They also do more than simply remember these little things; they put them into action. For example, they may enjoy buying you a new book that was just released by your favorite author, or thoughtfully suggest dinner reservations at that restaurant you always mention in passing. Does your friend go out of their way to incorporate these little things into your life?
2. They give you compliments
People who are more than friends often compliment each other regularly, not just in an annual birthday card or when they’re feeling sentimental. Compliments are not only a sign that they like you, but that they like you enough to point out specifically what it is they appreciate about you.
3. You spend a lot of time together
Do you notice that you and your “friend” are slowly spending more and more time together? Maybe you used to hang out on the weekends with a group of friends but now you’re hanging out on the weekdays, just the two of you. A sure sign that you’re more than friends is the desire to spend more time with each other than anybody else.
4. You share constantly
When you’re not spending time with your friend, are you always on the phone with them? Check your texts – is their name usually at the top of your phone list? This friend is probably the first person you want to share your life events with; be it your recent job promotion or just a hard day in the office.
5. You maintain eye contact
Science shows that eye contact is a major indicator of levels of attraction. People who are interested in one another romantically hold stronger gazes that last for longer periods of time. Researchers are proving that the “look of love” is, in fact, a real thing.
6. Your body language has changed
Do you notice a difference in your body language with this friend compared to most of your other friends? For example, do you brush arms as you walk or bump legs when you sit next to each other? This body language doesn’t have to be sexual – it’s just different from most of your other friendships. Maybe your hugs last longer or you kiss on the cheek when you greet one another.
7. There’s a level of physical attraction
As you probably already know, it’s not common to want to physically connect with your friends. Lust isn’t everything, but physical attraction is a crucial part of every romantic relationship.
Deciding whether to take the plunge and let your “friend” know that you’re ready to be more than just that can be tricky. Learn about my relationship services for help navigating this foreign territory. If you and your friend need support or encouragement please reach out to me when you’re ready. I’d love to help your relationship transition well and stay strong.