Sometimes it happens that between people who consider themselves friends, mutual sympathy arises, which at one point develops into love. And it also happens that one of the friends feels sympathy, and the other does not see in him anyone but a friend. In such a situation, a person begins to be tormented by the question of how to switch from friendship to love.
This is sometimes possible. But you need to be patient, since caution and tact in this matter play a decisive role. Everyone understands love in their own way. And in this case, it is important to know what the friend, the relationship with whom you want to change, means.
If you are indecisive, you can start with veiled questions to get the information you need and make the right decision: Talk to a friend. Start a conversation about love and ask some leading questions. If you are true friends, this implies a great deal of trust and frankness, so you can rely on the accuracy of the answers received. The information you need can be obtained not only from personal conversation. Pay attention to any comments your friend has that might shed light on their understanding of love and romance. He can comment on something while watching films, express his opinion about someone's actions. All of these can help you choose the right tactics for your behavior.
You can take a chance and ask a specific question: Ask if the friend believes in the possibility of love between old friends and how he feels about it. But be prepared for the fact that this question can make your friend think about your attitude towards him. Therefore, if you are not yet ready to clarify the relationship, postpone it. The look, touch and other signs of attention of a person in love are not difficult to determine. If your friend is attentive enough, and you are not carefully trying to hide your feelings, he will quickly enough notice changes in your relationship and this important conversation can take place much earlier than you expected.
The most direct and difficult way is a frank declaration of love: If you decide to take such a step, try to do it beautifully and very tactfully. In any case, you will embarrass your friend, but your task is not to alienate, to preserve the opportunity to continue the dialogue. In any case, the chances are very high that your friend will not take you seriously or will not be able to reciprocate. Here, as they say, you cannot be lovely. We'll have to come to terms. But the possibility of a favorable outcome can never be ruled out. What if your friend also does not know how to confess his love to you? Take this step first. Whatever all this ends, you will still do a brave and correct act, because living yourself, tormented by uncertainty, and offending your friend with innuendo is not the best option for any kind of relationship, friendly or romantic.