Having a guy best friend means you get the best of both worlds. Someone to trust and share your ups and downs with. Plus, the ever-elusive male perspective on life. But things could be even better if you give your go-to guy a chance to be your main squeeze.
Consider these 7 reasons your best friend could make an amazing boyfriend:
1. He's seen you at your worst
Your best friend has seen you toss your cookies, blow your top and sing the blues. He's seen it all. And not only does it not faze him, it makes him love you more. All of your experiences bring you closer together and tighten your bond. He's never throw them away or back in your face.
What are best friends for if not sharing your deepest, darkest and sometimes dirtiest secrets? Not everyone can be trusted with such sensitive information. But once someone has got the dirt on you, if they treat it with the upmost respect you know you can trust them with anything. He's already seen the skeletons in your closet. If he hasn't run yet, he'll stick by you through anything.
3. He goes to bat for you
Your best mate sticks up for you when you need it. When someone gets in your face, stands in your way or questions your character, he's there to take charge and take names. You need a man who's going to be on your side and on your team when things get tough. He's your biggest ally and has already shown up as your hero.
4. He loves you unconditionally
There's nothing you could do to make him stop caring for you and wanting to be in your life. Even if you suddenly ended your friendship he would still keep tabs on you and leave letters in your mailbox. You'd never be afraid of his love fading if you took things to the next level.
5. He wants you to be happy
He's seen you cry at the hands of other guys. He knows your crazy family and how insane they make you. He encourages you to focus on your passions and go for that dream job. Seeing you happy makes his life better, and he wants nothing more than to help you get there. You won't have to worry about jealously, control or criticism with a guy who puts your happiness above all else.
He'd buy you tampons. He'd come across town in the middle of the night to jump-start your car. He'd even have dinner with your parents just to help you through the night. Your best guy friend would do anything and everything for you, whether he wants to or not. He won't resent it; he won't complain. He won't ask for favors in return. He just loves being there for you and knowing you'll be better off in the end because of him. What could be better in a boyfriend?
7. He knows you inside and out
Your best friend can tell why you're crying without you saying a word. He knows when "I'm fine" means you're not. He can read you like a book and knows all of your subtle cues. From body language to the tone of your voice, he can read the subtext of any situation and rescue you from awkwardness or implosion. Having a partner who understands your emotions and can sense your needs is a vital but largely unspoken quality all relationships need. And it looks like you already have it. Congrats!
There are always risks when going from friends to more. But the benefits can outweigh any anxieties or fears. If your relationship is that strong it will weather any storm.
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