To look for a best friend in your partner, is completely normal and understandable.

But when it’s the other way around, you might feel a tad bit uncomfortable and awkward.

Friendship begins on a purely platonic note. There are no romantic expectations, insecurities or trust issues and two people are just tied down by their common interests and similar worldviews.

But it just so happens that these shared ideas and moments, sometimes becomes the root of a blossoming love affair.

While it is not necessary that all friendship leads to a romantic relationship, but it is most likely that one ends up falling for their best-friend.

And why not? You spend so much time with each other, make so many great memories together and are open about every little aspect of your life.

So to help you recognize these initial phases of a possible commitment, here are 7 signs your best-friend is in love with you.

1. They’re overly affectionate

Usually, it’s more fun and games when you’re with your best-friend. But if they have switched to being more romantic and affectionate towards you, then it’s definitely a sign that they have fallen for you. Expressing love and warmth is not something a friend would do and you can surely make out the difference on your own accord.

2. You catch them constantly gazing at you

This is the most clichéd sign that someone is either falling in love with you or is already head over heels for you. If you notice your best friend staring at you and/or you catch them gazing at you, then there’s something brewing in their hearts. This is another sign that indicates that they love you but are shy to express it.

3. They’re unusually more attentive

Is your partner weirdly or unusually more attentive and sincere towards you? If yes, then it is yet another sign that they have fallen for you. While it’s normal for friends to be there for one another at all times, this special friend will go an extra mile to please you and make you happy. They’ll pay extra attention to what you have to say and will tend to your needs accordingly.

4. They reek of jealousy

Sure, jealousy is a common emotion and can happen to anyone, regardless of what relationship you are in. But if you’re friend is particularly jealous when someone tries to flirt or hit on you, then that my dear friend, is love.

5. They’re more conscious about their actions and appearance

Haven’t we all gone through that phase where we’re constantly conscious of our appearance and actions in front of our crush? In case your best friend is in love with you, that is how your friend will act, as and when they’re around you.

6. They’re not interested in anyone else

Friends usually discuss their love-life, their secret admirers, their new crushes and so on. However, if your best friend is mute about it all and is only interested in talking about you, they yes, they’re actually crushing hard over you.

7. They make excuses to spend quality time with you

We can spend a considerable time with our friends and nothing will feel out of place. However, if your best friend is trying hard and making random excuses to spend some quality time with you alone, then they’re really onto something. Otherwise why would they give up their free time just to be wi1th you?