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What To Do If Guy Friend Says He Likes You

What If Your Guy Friend Said He Liked You?

Here's a post from OnSugar blog My DISFunkshion.

I’ve had guy friends since I was little, and sometimes I preferred hanging out with boys because, with them, it was always relaxed and very casual.

I like to be quirky and feel like I’m one of them, and crack jokes like guys do. So you can imagine how bizarre it felt when, recently, one of my very good guy friends told me that he likes me. He indicated to me clearly that he wants to be with me one night when we were just lounging and discussing art.

In fear of the situation turning awkward, I gave him a high-five and told him nonchalantly that I like him, too (as a friend, of course). I always believed that circumstances only turn awkward if you make them awkward — so I made sure we kept our art conversation going.


There were many options I could choose from to respond him. I decided not to tell him straightforwardly that the feeling isn’t mutual, because I know how he deals with rejection and his temper. I also know that we both value our friendship to let this drift us apart. Thankfully, we are still good friends and talk like we used to.

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Tabloid Tabloid 7 years
@ karlotta Oh my gooooad! That was some serious sh*t!
karlotta karlotta 7 years
My best friend asked me to marry him. I was on webcam with my long distance boyfriend when he showed up at my house, told me he had something to tell me, and dropped on one knee. I was so flabbergasted, I totally forgot I'd muted my BF, who was watching and hearing the whole scene, from 3000 miles away. AWKWARD!! Our friendship never recovered - but I moved to be with my boyfriend just a few weeks later, so it never had the chance either.
onlysourcherry onlysourcherry 7 years
I literally only have one male friend because this always happens. I have no idea how to handle it and preserve the friendship, because even when you brush it off nonchalantly they get all upset afterward and stop returning your calls. Good thing I have plenty of girlfriends!
jazzytummy jazzytummy 7 years
Totally random, but I had that Bread album when I was a kid...LOL.. I feel old!
skigurl skigurl 7 years
Well, if you want to keep the friendship alive and don't reciprocate the feelings, I think the poster's response was the right thing to do. Just basically allude to the fact that you don't feel the same (by not agreeing with him or letting the mood turn romantic) and then just be normal so he can save face and nothing gets awkward. The only guys who have ever told me this were guys I would never consider dating, and I basically just had to do the same thing, though I was younger and don't really remember details.
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