What happens if you fall in love with your best friend? Actually, how can you differentiate "actually liking her as a girl and as a prospective girlfriend", and "her being your close bestfriend"? To be honest, she's my first best friend that's a girl, so I don't really know if I really like her as a woman, or I'm just being naive and inexperienced.
If you think you could still be friends if you got together and then broke up, then go for it. I have done it before, and I am still great friends with her. Just realize that it takes maturity on the side of both parties for this to work out.
I really like how I could talk to her about things. Most of my guy friends aren't capable of having a good, mature talk when I compare them to my best friend.
i guess the answer to your question is in yourself... if u feel that u don't want anyone other than you to have her or to be beside her then you might have fallen for her...
the person you love is the person you feel most comfortable with,so what do YOU think
going to be the politically incorrect one, i'm going to say that to be a prospective girlfriend you have to want to fuck her.