Friendship is one of the most beautiful things two individuals can share, but can it lead to something more? Some people say a friendship will only develop into something else if the individuals are genuinely in love with each other, but is that always the case? Some people have genuinely wonderful friendships with others that don’t involve any love or romantic feelings at all. The relationship can be completely free of anything involving those emotions. However, it doesn’t mean it can’t grow into something else.

Others believe that a friendship can never become anything romantic. They find it hard to see their friend as more than just a friend. But many also believe that friendship might develop into something more, and it’ll happen naturally in the Creator’s perfect timing. But how to know if God sent you someone to be a friend for life or if He sent you someone to love? 

Signs That A Friendship Might Grow Into Something Else

There are a few signs you should watch out for. These will show you if a friendship might grow into something more:

You Enjoy Each Other’s Company

Enjoying each other’s company is expected in a friendship. But if you find yourself looking forward to spending more time with a friend, then this might be a sign there could be something more. If you want to invest time in getting to know each other better and talking to each other more than you did before, this could also be a sign.

You Can Talk To Them About Anything

Friends might be able to talk about many things, but if you find that they’re the only ones you can talk to about certain things, then there could be something special here. A friendship often develops into something more because one can talk about anything and everything with the other person. It means there are no secrets between them, which can be an essential foundation of a good relationship.

You Completely Trust Them With Your Life

There’s nothing more important in a relationship than being able to trust the other person. Being completely open with each other and trusting them with your feelings and other things like your goals, dreams, and desires is also a good sign. When you find that a friend is the only one who knows about something important in your life, this could be a sign.

You’re Attracted To Them At Some Level

Every relationship has to start with some level of attraction. There’ll be something about a person that attracts you, and this is how it begins. This attraction might not necessarily mean love, but it can grow into one as time goes on and the friendship deepens. 

Attraction can also fade over time, so as being in love, although many believe that being attracted and staying in love can be worked on. So, it’s completely normal for these feelings to fade, but it doesn’t mean it has to stop you from discovering something more about them. 

You Share A Strong Desire To Spend More Time With Each Other

One of the things that couples find out is that they desire to spend more time with their partner when they were still friends. They don’t want to go a day without talking to them or seeing them, and it wasn’t until they started spending more time together that they began to fall in love. Friendship may develop through spending more casual time together until everything changes. If you feel a strong desire to spend more time with your friend, try to do it. You’ll never know where this could lead.

There are many other ways to tell if there’s potential for romance between a friendship. The points above are some of the most common signs. If you see these in your friendships or if you see them in others, then you need to take a step back and evaluate the relationship. 

Signs That A Friendship Might Not Grow Into Anything More

There are also signs that a friendship might not grow into anything more. It’s important to know what they are so you don’t get your hopes up when it comes to these friendships. 

There’s No Mutual Attraction Between Both Of You

If there isn’t any mutual attraction, then there’s nothing else for the friendship to build on. While there can be many reasons for the lack of attraction, it’s important to know that if you and your friend don’t have any chemistry, then nothing will ever happen between the two of you. There are no feelings to explore, just a friendship that might fade away over time.

You Both Have Different Goals And Dreams

Many people believe that the path to your dreams is through following someone else’s dream. While this might be possible, it won’t ever lead anywhere if both of you have different goals and objectives in life. If you have to change your own, then it won’t lead to anything meaningful. Having different goals and objectives in life can also lead to resentment and hostility.

You Don’t Know Each Other Very Well

Many times, people confuse attraction with a desire to get to know someone better. They’re not the same thing. You might find a person attractive and you want to get to know them better, so your attraction can grow deeper. However, this is different from being in love with someone with whom you’re entirely open already. It’d be best if you had an established level of comfort before you begin to explore the romance between the two of you.

They’re Already In A Romantic Relationship

If they’re already in a serious romantic relationship with someone else, then there won’t be room for you. Of course, the other may tell you that this won’t get in the way of your friendship, but things might change once people start dating. Even if they don’t, it’s not fair to you to put yourself in a situation where there’s no chance of love.

Bottomline

Friendship can undoubtedly grow into love as most people would say. However, there are also some circumstances where friendship and love can’t coincide. It’s important to know the signs when it comes to this, so you’ll know if something will ever happen between you and your friend.

Knowing the difference between these two feelings will help you make better decisions about anything related to your relationships. Be honest with yourself about this and remember that things can change unexpectedly.

 

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