How do you know when your feelings for a guy are more than just platonic? And if you know they are, what can you do about it?
Lots of girls struggle with fancying their best mate and nowhere is the predicament better shown than in the classic film When Harry Met Sally.
In some cases, girls just put a guy firmly in the 'just friends' category and never give him a chance, or don't want to ruin the friendship by pursuing things further.
But dating expert Juliette Wills says: "You could be missing out on a fab relationship because you're paralysed by over-analysis."
Other girls are secretly smitten with their pal, but don't know it yet.
Ms Wills, the author of the Spotter's Guide to the Male Species, provides some ways to spot whether you secretly want things to go further with him.
She writes in Cosmo: "You have a dormant desire to be with him if you: feel a twinge of jealousy when he gets a new girlfriend; remember all the compliments he's paid you; have more than a casual interest in his love life; see him one-on-one regularly, as well as in a group; and get annoyed if he turns up to meet you looking like he hasn't made an effort."
If you've ticked some of these boxes, then according to Ms Wills, you should take the plunge and be assertive over your relationship.
But the signs are not good if he "burps in your company, talks about Jordan's assets vs Kelly Brook's and witters on about the girl he fancies at work".
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