You might not realize it consciously, but you'd rather be texting them exciting news than your own SO ... You've put off finding a significant other just because your best friend fulfills so many aspects of it already.
This is what separates the "just friends" from the "eh, we're just friends for now." At least once, you've had a few drinks, gazed longingly into each other's eyes, and went at it. Maybe it just says the right person hasn't come along yet, or maybe that right person is already there. They're the first one you call when you need help ... If your best friend trumps your serious boyfriend or girlfriend, that says a lot.
Call it jealousy, but you just get a twinge of annoyance whenever you see them with someone else.
You always find something wrong with everyone they're into.
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You've had relationships that didn't last because of how close you and your best friend are.
Things just kept getting in the way, but you never dismissed the idea of being with them.5.
You've already made a reservation for you and your best friend. Then they were into you, but maybe you found someone else, or moved away for college.
There was a time when you were into them, but they were with someone.
But it's nice to know that if you did start dating your best friend, they'll just slide right into family gatherings and skip right past the awkward "meet my family" stage. You've thought about dating them before, then they thought of dating you, but things never lined up right.
You have all the same hobbies and interests, and when you're both single, you basically use each other for dates as it is. Your family knows your best friend so well and they already approve (they even make sure to tell you that not so subtly). If you just went out with whoever your mom approved of, you'd be married to her old sorority sister's kid.
This one sounds cute, but in reality, it's probably not too healthy.
If you feel like they're checking off a lot of the things on this list already and you don't feel the need to find someone else, then you should either commit to them or cool things down a bit so you can find a fulfilling relationship. You've never tried to set them up with your friends.