“There’s magic in recognising a kindred spirit, and an even greater power in letting yourself love them. When it scares you, let it – that’s your ego letting go.”
– Jacqueline Koyanagi
They say love is friendship set on fire. They aren’t wrong. And don’t all great relationships take time and effort? But when you already have something so profound and precious with someone you call your friend, how do you know there isn’t something more to it than just friendship? How do you know there isn’t the possibility of something deeper simmering beneath the surface? Something that deserves to be taken a chance on? Here are 8 signs that you should be more than just friends with the person you have called your best friend all this time.
1. He/she is always there for you
You’re in trouble, and the one person you think of calling is them. You can take comfort in the fact that they shall always be there for you, and you can count on them. For me, this meant that my ‘best friend’ took time off work and flew across the ocean just so we could meet and spend time together. Sounds incredible, perhaps? But if you have a friend like this, then it’s also very relatable. And it makes you wonder whether there is more to it than just friendship. And isn’t that what a good relationship is all about? Being there for the other person always?
2. You can be yourself around him/her
You can be just as goofy as you wish with him/her without hesitation, and they still find you adorable. If cartoon impersonations are your secret talent, then they are no secret to him/her. You are honest and genuine around each other. Whether it is sharing bad selfies or not having to conceal your bad mood in order to appear agreeable, you feel that you two are the perfect long-term couple, minus the ‘relationship’ and sex.