How Do You Know if You’re Just Friends or Something More?

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Sometimes we don’t realize when our friendships turn into something more than just that. How do you know when friendship turns into something more?

You call each other a lot.

Okay, so you make the occasional phone call to check up on them or spill some juicy gossip. However, over time the calls come more often and they last longer than usual. Soon, neither of you can go to bed without talking to each other. This, my friend, is only the beginning!

You share secrets and opinions.

When you finish each other’s sentences, it’s amore. Well, okay maybe it isn’t love since good friends often are able to finish each other’s sentences anyway. However, it can be exciting to share each other’s secrets and air out some dirty laundry with someone who completely understands you. Friends who are attracted to one another will tell each other things (sometimes naughty things) that no one else knows about. Come on, how many people really know that you have a thing for black lace or that you sleep nude? We’re betting it isn’t too many.

You’re over-protective of each other.

Friends who are close to being something more than that are going to be very protective of one another. Examples of this include asking your friend to call so you know they made it home safe, or they try to help you out of a tough spot. Good friends are willing to help each other from time to time. But friends who are ebbing on the edge of being more than friends will go out of their way to help you, and it doesn’t matter what they are helping you out with, either.

They’re jealous when you go out on a date.

Do you get annoyed if your friend goes out on a date with someone that isn’t you, or maybe they talk about their date excitedly? Or does your stomach churn with anger if your friend makes out with someone on a date? If you find that you are getting irritated with your friend when they have a great time with someone else, there’s a big chance that you’re more than friends, or perhaps, overly possessive.

You spend time together on the holidays and the weekends.

Groups of friends tend to meet up at nights or on the weekends. When you meet up with your special friend, ask yourself if it is mostly just the two of you, or are other friends hanging out with you, too? The weekends and holidays are perfect opportunities for you to hang out, relax, and have some fun. If you both meet up and hang out a lot, it’s pretty obvious that both of you love spending time with each other and being with each other. Now if that’s not happy budding romance, what is?