What Being In Love With Your Best Friend Is Really Like, In GIFs

Crushing on a guy is hard enough as it is. Being in love with your best friend? That’s even harder. You know what I’m talking about: you’ve been friends with this dude since you guys were kids and you never saw him as anything more than a buddy… until you realized he’s actually gorgeous and you’re in love with him.

Being in love with your best friend gets super complicated because while you desperately want to take things to the next level in your relationship, you also don’t want to lose that person as a friend. And, as everyone knows, romantic relationships always have the potential to ruin friendships. So what is being in love with your BFF really like? I’ve explained it in GIFs… and I’m sure a lot of you will be able to relate:


Your BFF was always just your goofy BFF. 

goofy gif

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Until suddenly… you realize you might have a crush on him. 

katy perry gif

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Scratch that. You’re in LOVE. 

dianna agron gif

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You keep it to yourself for a while. 

ashley benson gif

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Until you HAVE to tell someone. 

love gif

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Ugh. You’re so confused. 

confused gif

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Should you tell him? Will it ruin your friendship? 

ryan gosling gif

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You guys DO flirt all the time. 

flirting gif

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Wait, but is it real flirting or is he just playing around? 

nicki minaj gif

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One day you try to tell him, but for whatever reason… you fail. 

clueless gif

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You can’t tell him. 

shaking your head gif

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When he flirts with other girls, it’s like… 

peter pan gif

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When a girl friend of yours tells you she has a crush on him, you’re like… 

the little mermaid gif

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When someone tells you guys you would make a cute couple, you try to play it off like… 

the lion king gif

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But on the inside, you’re all like… 

pretty little liars happy gif

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Sometimes you think he might like you back. 

confused gif

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And other times you know he only sees you as a friend. 

disappointed gif

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Basically you’re just confused all the time. 

taylor swift gif

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Like, really, really confused. 

angry gif

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sad gif

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Have you ever been in love with your best friend? Can you relate to this? Which of these GIFs is your favorite? What did I miss? Tell me in the comments!


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  • anon

    You have no idea im 13 and taller that him and hes a nerd and UUUUUUUUUUGH RAR i just wanna throttle him for being so clueless sometimes 🙁

  • Lauren

    This. is. so unbelievably true. This is exactly how I felt! Until I finally just kissed him. It has officially been 7 months and we are as happy as can be 🙂

  • Harad

    bambi and tinkerbell are my favourites there so true!

  • lolnope99

    Nailed it. It is exactly like that!!!

  • Eliza

    I was about to say, “OMG I totally know what this is like!” but then I was like “oh, they’re talking about guys.”

  • Magaly

    Totally true, lately I feel like I will be in love with him forever, just can’t seem to get him out of my head :c, for me it was like in the first coment, the only thing is that I’m not over him, I tried I swear, even the girls that don’t even know me that well (or him) tell me that we feel something for eachother, they can tell, I hate that because it gives me hope, then I kind of swallow my own feelings and try to move on

  • Kohtan

    I had a crush on my friend–he was one of the first people I could ever really pal around with and he was always bubbly! But I knew he wouldn’t go for me, I didn’t even entertain the thought he would. He moved away and I try to just be thankful for the experience.

  • Clarabear

    I can definitely relate to this. I haven’t tried to tell him yet or anything but I’m so scared of making things really awkward between us. It’s worse than liking some random guy because I see him all the time and there is no way I could avoid him if something goes horribly wrong.

    • A

      honestly, just go for it!!! i told my bestfriend i liked him and after a year of awkwardness (because he had liked me for a while, but had a gf at the moment and other drama), we ended up getting together. we’ve been dating for more than a year now and it’s the best. when i told him, he had a gf but he was so nice about it. if you 2 are close, it might be awkward but it wont be terrible. it was so awkward but i was so relieved after because i knew that i had done everything in my power to create that relationship.

  • Siima

    I fell in love with my best friend and bebieve me it was crazy.. But it was even more crazier when i decided to confess my love for him ! Then he told me that he didn’t really like me that way.. :/ ouch !
    We stopped talking for a while, then it was okay, luckily, we became friends again because we didn’t want to lose each other.. 😀
    We are best friends again 😉

  • Abbey

    Oh my god, this describes my life perfectly. xD

  • V

    OMG me right now!

  • Ann

    I was in love with my best friend for YEARS. He knew it and didn’t feel the same way. It was really awful, but also really great–because we really did have a great friendship. I knew he didn’t feel the same way, so we didn’t talk about it much. He was really respectful about it, actually, and I tried to be respectful that he didn’t feel that way about me. It was hardest when he would date other people. I never liked his girlfriends, but I tried to keep that to myself as much as possible unless they were actually treating him poorly, in which case I’d point that out, but I didn’t have to because he’s smart enough to know when he’s being used. Eventually I got over it, and we’re still best friends. I’m actually really glad we never dated because we really aren’t compatible that way, so the relationship would have ended and it probably would have killed the friendship. This way we get to stay besties forever.