A girl and boy can never be friends is a well-known saying. Though not universally applicable but it is usually found that either or one of the friend start falling for another when two people of opposite gender get extra close to each other. The infatuation from your friend might be natural and oblivious.
Our body is designed to get attracted to the opposite gender. It is very obvious for a male friend to have feelings for his female friend and vice-versa for a female friend to have feelings for her male friend. Especially in teenage and early adulthood falling in love, things like friendship turning into relationship or friends turning into strangers just because one started likening another are extremely common.
Furthermore, people often think they are smart enough to confuse others about their feelings and they can manipulate their feeling through actions. But few signs are enough to understand if someone is falling for you. So notice if your friend is giving you the following signs. If yes, undoubtedly your friend has some feelings for you.
The eyes will give you the first sign/signs
The eyes are considered a mirror of the heart. What a person feels about you is visible in their eyes. The look in your friend’s eye will change if he/she will have some feelings for you. Their pupil will enlarge while talking to you. The affection in your friend’s eye will speak a different language of love. The friend will start gazing at you constantly with deep observation to notice your minute expression. This is a clear sign of falling in love. Your friend will have a small smile satisfaction while looking at you.
Your friend is gonna develop sudden hatred for your other friends of the opposite gender
The friend who is already in love with you cannot tolerate anybody else getting closer to you, especially if the other person is of the opposite gender. He/she will try to manipulate you against your other friends. You will get to hear statements like ” he is not honest”, “she is trying to use you and your resources”, “I don’t feel him/her genuine enough” etc. This sudden hatred for other friends is an oblivious sign that your friend is falling for you.
Your friend will get extra possessive about you
Friends are not generally extra possessive about each other. They don’t feel it awkward if one wishes to hang out with other people. But if your friend suddenly starts getting extra possessive about you, it’s a sign that he/she is falling for you. Your friend will get extra protective for you, will start to take extra care of you, will try to manage your affairs single-handedly. S/He will try to assert that he/she is best for you and no other person can take care of you as they do. Your friend will not let anybody else tease you or make fun of you.
If Your friend leans towards you while being around, it’s a sign
Generally, we try to stay closer to people we like. Physically being close to people we love feels like a cushion to our emotions. It is human psychology that we get inclined physically towards the person we like. The head slightly gets titled towards the person we have feelings for or our shoulder lean towards that person.
So if your friend tries to sit closer to you, tries to maintain minimum distance, holds your hand repeatedly or try to hug you very often. These are the signs that he/she has got feeling for you. This thing you can even notice in group pictures. People who are close to each other will slightly shift towards one another while getting photographed. Try this with your friend to know if your friend is falling for you.
Notice the direction of the foot. It will always point towards you if s/he likes you
Our body works on the rhythm of emotions. What we feel inside is observable in our actions. If somebody like you his/ her either of the foot will always point towards you. This is a physiological sign of infatuation. So if your friend is falling for you his feet will point towards your while being around in a group or just you two.
Your friend will need your utmost attention
If your friend is falling for you, he /she will never let you take attention off from them. The feeling of insecurity that somebody else might impress you can turn him/her restless and this is why your friend will never let to draw away attention. So if your friend is getting extra conscious about you, he/she is falling for you.
The Friend will start disliking your partner if you are already in a relationship
This is found in most cases when a friend starts falling for another who is already in a relationship. People can not have control over their feelings. It does not matter if the other person is already in a relationship or not, nobody can control falling in love. If your friend is falling for you, he/she will hate your partner and will try to manipulate you against the person you are in a relationship with. If your friend is trying to create unnecessary differences between you and your partner then your friend is in love with you secretly.
Even if you are in a group, that friend will always find a place nearest to you
This again comes under human physiological reactions. If somebody likes you, that person will always try to stay closer to you. Even if you are in a group the friend who likes you will find a place nearest to you. This thing will be very clear and understood. Your friend will do it unknowingly but you can get a clear sign from this kind of action.
The way your friend hold you will change
The touch changes with feelings. The touch of somebody who likes you will feel different. Your skin can feel it. If you are noticing changes in the way your friend hugs you, holds your hand or treat you might be a sign that your friend is falling for you. Hugs get either longer or the person will hesitate even in touching you, it depends on the individual’s behaviour.
Your friend will start behaving childlike
People in love naturally starts behaving like a child in front of their lover to get extra attention and care from them. If your friend is falling for you he/she will do stupid things to grab your attention. He/she will start to depend upon you to get a few of their things done. Childlike behaviour is a sign that your friend is falling for you.
He/she will get extra tolerant of you
We generally forgive people we love for their mistakes because we want them in our lives at any cost. Losing that person is something we cannot afford. If your friend is in love with you, he/she will ignore your impulsive behaviour and will forgive you without even asking for it. Your friend will no more get annoyed by the things you do that once used to annoy him/her. He /she will start adoring your stupidity and will behave protectively towards you.
So these were few oblivious signs that your friend will give while falling for you. Do not ignore these to either save your friendship to build a healthy relationship. Ultimately, the choice is yours. You can either break it or have it.