6 Ways to Find Out if Your Love for a Friend of the Opposite Sex is Non-Platonic

Date:01-06-2013 14:40:06 read:11

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Consider yourself very lucky if you share a deep bond of trust, respect and love with your friend. But always remember that it can be possible that your feelings for a friend of the opposite sex can sometimes cross the line between that of a friendship, and those of a non-platonic relationship. Here is how you can find out.

1. Your jealousy about him talking with other females

You will instantly find out if your love for your friend of the opposite sex is platonic by testing your levels of jealousy when he talks to other females. If you instantly feel enraged and experience bouts of jealousy when you see him talking to another woman, your love may be much deeper than just friendship.

2. Your dependence on him on a daily basis

Do you depend on your friend of the opposite sex for almost everything including advice about your career choice to suggestions about the kind of food you should eat? Just because you are friends does not mean that you go into a phase of complete dependence on him, as if you were girlfriend and boyfriend. Your love may not be platonic if you are excessively dependent on him and his opinion for every little thing in your daily routine.

3. Your attachment with his family

Your involuntary feelings of a strong sense attachment and bonding with his family and extended family could mean that you are completely falling for your best friend, from a relationship perspective. It is one thing to be on good terms with a friend’s parents and siblings, but it is a different thing to act and behave as if you are just another member of his household.

4. Your thoughts about sharing a future with him

Do you often dream about growing old with him? Is he constantly present in all your ambitions and goals about your future? It is acceptable if you dream about having a reunion with your friend ten years down the line but if you dream about having your friend by your side all your life, it is a sign of attraction which is more than just friendship. This is a sign that you want your friend to be an intimate part of your future.

5. Your levels of intimacy with him

Friends give each other hugs and feel fairly comfortable in each other’s presence. Friends also feel like getting a warm hug from their friends in times of depression or sadness. But if you feel that you simply can’t pass a day without some sort of intimacy with your friend of the opposite sex, your feelings may have crossed the line of being just platonic.

6. You dress according to his likes and dislikes

Do you think about the style of jeans that he likes before buying a pair from the store? Do you think about the kind of skirt he will like to see on you before dressing up for a party? A clear sign that your feelings in a relationship with your friend of the opposite sex are taking an intimate turn is when you wear clothes keeping in mind his likes and dislikes. Introspect and ask yourself if you are doing this on a regular basis. If you are, you may have completely fallen for your friend.

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