Do you share a friendship that’s maybe more than just an ordinary friendship and are you completely confused and wondering where your relationship with a special friend is heading? Read ahead to know more!
The lines can easily be blurred between friendship and something more, so don’t worry if you ask yourself this question. We have listed out 7 signs you are more than “just friends.”
You call them first for anything and almost everything
Whatever happens in your life, they are the first people you call, and you are always in touch with each other. Even when the most minor thing happens in your life, you call them and talk to them for hours. It might not even be relevant to them, but they will still talk to you about it, and stand by your side without any hesitation.
Overprotective of each other
Friends who are on the verge of becoming something more are very protective of each other. You can be protective of your friends in moderation, but if you tend to be overprotective about them, you need to start thinking if this is really a friendship. If either of you tends to go above and beyond for the other, then that answers your question of whether you are more than friends.
New dates and jealousy
Do you get irritated if your friend goes out on a date with someone they like or even talks about their date excitedly? Or does your stomach churn with anger if your friend makes out with someone on a date? Neither of you should be getting jealous in the first place; if you really are just friends, there’s no such thing as friendly jealousy.
Give each other exclusive pet names
Pet names are given by people only when they feel an overwhelming surge of affection for each other. Pet names are rather personal and very affectionate. This is most commonly used when people are dating or in relationships, so if you have exclusive pet names assigned to each other, maybe you’re already falling for one another. You just don’t know it yet.
A lot of petting and cuddling
Physical forms of affection such as petting and cuddling are only reserved for people you have something more than friendship with. Interlocking of arms and occasional cheek kisses don’t really go well in a friendship. The only reason this should be second nature in your friendship is that it’s already developed into something more than that.
There’s flirting involved
If you’re subtly flirting with your friends, and they flirt back, this is no longer a friendship. In fact, maybe both of you are just scared to admit this to yourselves, but you have feelings for one another. Flirting is one of the sure-fire signs you’re more than friends because unless your friend is also someone you dated, you shouldn’t be flirting with them in the first place.
Your friendship has changed drastically
Now, we’re not talking about small changes, but ones that your other friends clearly notice. Maybe you constantly touch one another, or when you talk, it’s like nobody else is in the room. These are behaviors behind two people clearly in love, and maybe you’re just in denial. You’re clearly not just friends anymore.