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    The whole best friend to boyfriend/girlfriend thing will make no sense to you until you’re in a messed up situation yourself. You’ll want to tell your best friend that you want to go out with them while at the same time you’re scared that by saying anything to them, you’ll be ruining the friendship you have and you don’t want to make things awkward between the two of you.

    You don’t think you’ll be able to handle it if they get awkward and tend to ditch you because things just seem to be too embarrassing. So you wait quietly on the sidelines, waiting for someone to say something, waiting for them to realize that you’re the one they’ve been looking for all their lives.

    But sometimes, waiting simply isn’t enough, you need to take action and play a hand in breaking out of the friend zone, here are a couple of tips to help you along.

    1. You have to take charge

    Make your move, your friend isn’t going to have a revelation one day and then realize that they can give it a shot with you, they need to be hinted at and urged. Just pick up the courage to send them a short text asking to go out sometime, take the conversation towards the possibility of the two of you being a thing and see how they react.

    I’m not telling you to sing Taylor Swift’s ‘You Belong with Me’ to your best friend’s face but you need to subtly make them understand that the two of you could be good together.