Recently I realized that I love one of my best friends.
I've known him for years, and for a long time thought of him as just a friend, but a few months ago I finally realized that I'd really liked him for a long time, I just hadn't admitted it to myself. Since my feelings weren't incredibly strong, however, it was pretty easy for me to ignore them and not dote too much on them.
You're fucked. There's literally no way this will end well. My apologies, but it's true.
I'm in a similar senario, actually. The best thing to do is keep your mind off it by keeping busy with productive things(housework, schoolwork, personal projects), and if any of your friends tries to set you up with a guy, go for it. If you're courageous and can push pride aside, you could even ask some of your friends to set you up with someone.
You morons. Stop fucking having opposite sex friends, it never works out well. Until our generation learns this, there's never gonna be any fidelity.
You can, but don't expect to love them any more than friends or family. Friends should always be people you don't ever see yourself romantically inclined with.
I think you should think about breaking your current pattern of activities, and try to meet new people.
This. I have been trying to tell people this for ages. If you're close friends with a member of the opposite sex, you are bound to develop "more than friend" feelings for them. Unless they are ugly as fuck, it's almost inevitable.
I don't agree with these people who say you should stop being with your friends. They're your friends. Just because you're in love with one of them doesn't stop you from being friends. Just be aware that your feelings might get in the way of your friendship if left unchecked.
stay away from him, grow stronger, colder. stand aside and wait for him. if you can wait a lifetime then thats true love. but if you cant then its just a phase.