So I’ve known this guy for about a year now. He’s the only person I really ever talk to and the only person I trust. We text everyday and often talk in school. But, he doesn’t like hanging out with just one person so I rarely hang out with him. My problem is that basically I tell him everything because I know he really really does care about me and he is the only person I trust, so he is my best friend and he conciders me a good friend…but I think I love him. We say ‘I love you’ to eachother fairly often but just as friends and I think I like him as more than a friend. He’s a year older than I and he has also had some serious relationships that have gone far whereas I have not. I’m like 95% sure he doesn’t like me back but I don’t know what to do. I’ve started almost backing away from him because I really really like him and he doesn’t like me. Oh, and one last thing, he had a thing for this girl who just went off to college and they had a big thing for a while and she left today so it’s totally not appropriate to do anything…….Advice PLEASE!?
It does- depending on how you asked him. If you just went up to him and told him you liked him and wanted to date him, then he likely thought of it as a crush/"phase" thing. If that is the case, then I'd sit him down and talk with him- really talk with him. Get his attention, and be confident.If you did that already, then maybe bring it up again, but be sure to assert confidence and something genuine. Show him that you are truly unique- this is not a one day thing, and is instead something you must develop/display. I hope everything works out!
Give it a few weeks, or however long you feel would be best, and then just tell him how you feel. Guys hate hints, and indirect confrontation. Just be up front with him and let him know that you might like him as more than a friend. If nothing else, it'll allow him to see you in that light, and will give him something to consider down the road if it ever comes to that. Good luck!