Do we like each other as more than just friends?

Everyone has that friend of the opposite sex that they are pretty close to, maybe you're even best friends. Sometimes though, it begins to develop into something a little more than friendship. But are you really sure that you're starting to "like" each other or is it all in your head? It can be hard to tell sometimes, and these signs don't work for everyone, but here are some good indicators that you and your friend should take it to the next level.
More than just friends

Your friend is more touchy.

At some point in your friendship, small hugs became big hugs or your friend starts to touch your hair more. Perhaps, you two used to just high-five and nudge arms, but now you're holding hands and linking arms! What's going on? Your friend has become more touchy with you. They want to touch you more, because it makes them feel closer to you. What if you're watching a movie with a bunch of your mutual friends, and he usually puts his arm around you, but this time, it's a little different? Maybe this time he pulls you in closer with his arm, and keeps his arm on your shoulders. This should be a pretty clear indicator that something is happening.


A lot of friends have nicknames for each other, but if lately the nicknames are being used a lot more loosely, it could be a sign of affection. How are they saying the name when they're talking to you? Is it direct or is there more emotion behind their voice? Listen to what follows once they saw your nickname. Maybe they only say it whenever they're being caring or only when they're alone with you. This can be a definite sign.

Can't get enough of you, baby.

Are you and your friend talking a lot more frequently? Maybe you usually talk a lot at school, but once you get home you don't really keep in touch. If that changes into daily phone calls, or daily LONG internet conversations, keep an eye out. Are you actually talking about something important or is it just small talk (how was your day, what are you doing for your project, etc)? This can be a sign that they want to get to know you more or be around you more. They actually care about what's going on in your life. That's a good thing!

"Michael and Amanda sitting in a tree, K I S S I N G..."

Mutual friends can be annoying sometimes. I remember when I was in High School and my group of friends would make small jokes about me and another guy who would potentially be "more than friends". It was so irritating, but it turns out that it was so obvious that we liked each other, and they just wanted us to be aware of that. It is usually painfully obvious to everyone but the two parties involved.

These are some good indicators of a friendship that is blossoming into something even better. I recommend that you make the first move, if you think this is happening to you. Don't be shy! Who knows, you two could be in it for the long haul!