The only thing that’s worse than having a crush you can’t control is having a crush on a friend but when you realize that your friend has a crush on you, everything changes. This could be the moment everything becomes awkward, or it could be the moment you two morph into the greatest couple of all time.
Here are some definite signs your friend has a crush on you.
They send you more texts and snaps than you send them. And usually, they’re the one to initiate the conversation.
They find lots of little excuses to touch you.
When you make a funny joke, they punch you lightly on the arm. When they see you, they hug you super tight. Sure, they might just be a touchy-feely kind of person… “Hugging someone is pretty much the most platonic thing you can do with someone you only like as a friend,” you might think. Then you get one of those deep, lingering hugs, more like they’re holding you instead of properly hugging you and you think to yourself, “Okay, that was a bit much,” and you’d be totally right. Your friend definitely has a crush on you. When you have a crush on someone it’s very hard to keep your chill and reign it in even when it comes to the most simple, friendly things in the world like a hug. Congrats, these hugs now have a ton of loaded meaning.
They’re Extra Protective Of You
No guy is ever good enough for you, if anyone disagrees with you then they must be stupid, and no one understands how cool and truly awesome you are. They don’t like to see you upset or get treated less than how they think you should be treated. And what friend wouldn’t? Well, this friend who definitely has feelings for you goes after it with such an intensity that it comes off as territorial and excessive. Beyond sticking up for you, they get very protective even when you don’t want them to or they accidentally make it awkward for you.
But they insist they don’t have a crush on anyone right now.
Because they only have heart-eyes for you.
Everyone Else Makes Jokes About You Two Dating
It’s because they’re seeing something you clearly can’t! Everyone in your friend group that has eyes and can read social cues can sense that at least one of you has a thing for the other person and they aren’t shy about teasing you for it. And you insist that it isn’t a thing, even though that doesn’t make it less true. It sounds silly, but I have two friends who couldn’t see it and got teased for it until they decided to give it a shot… and now they’re married with a baby on the way, so you figure it out. It’s could be worth it! Giving in to teasing never feels good, but who knows?
They never approve of the person you have a crush on or the person you’re dating.
They even make little dagger eyes when you bring up their name. They insist that no one is good enough for you — when really what they mean is that they are the only one who’s good enough for you.
They Have To Be Close To You
Whether it’s being close to you in a group situation, needing to be right next to you for group pictures (hello, to crop everyone else out so it’s just you two), or scrambling to be in the same car as you if your crew is all going somewhere – this person needs to be close to you no matter what. Even if they’re weird, nervous wrecks, being close to you is way better than not knowing what you’re thinking and feeling all the time, so they obviously need to be the first to know so they have to be right there next to you to witness everything.
Their Behavior Suddenly Changed Around You
For better or for worse, your friend has gone from the person you know and love to someone who’s a total jerk and brags constantly about themselves or someone who’s suddenly shy around you… or they might even freak out and stop talking to you all together. There’s been a sudden, abrupt change in how this person acts around you and you have no idea what brought this on. Here’s a hint: their feelings for you are making them do some weird stuff because they’re either trying to impress you or actively seem like they DON’T like you as to cover up the heart-eyes they feel whenever they’re around you. This is the worst, and I’m sorry if it happens to be true, but it could be a clear sign your friend totally has a crush on you.