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Feelings for my best friend
Hi guys, so I have a best friend who I've known for about 8 years. We dated for a while in secondary school and tried again at the end but I wasn't in a good head space and I've only just recently been able to make peace with the me from then. Anyways, I've been thinking about him on and off for the last few years and it's gotten a lot more frequent in the last year or so. I'm on online dating but nothing seems to work out in the end and then I see my friend and sometimes think 'it would just be so much easier if we were together, like you just GET me'. We are similar but also have some big differences and I'm a planner so I worry about the future. I also know that he 100% still has feelings for me (he's really not subtle!) but I don't want to hurt him - his feelings have always been consistent and I feel like a loose cannon. I don't know if I want to take it further or if it's just a combination of loneliness and certain cycle hormones making me feel this way. I haven't dated anyone else either, so I think that makes it harder for me to understand how I'm feeling. I don't know!