Friendship turns to dating
It goes like this: Self-fulfilling prophecies can be powerful mechanisms and they underscore the importance of our thoughts and beliefs during social interactions.If we believe others are attracted to us, we might in fact do the behaviors that actually make them attracted to us, confirming our initial belief.If your messages are becoming flirtatious or suggestive, this is a definite sign that a romantic bond is forming.It is easier to drop hints about your true feelings for someone from afar than it is in person.And what was initially an illusion becomes reality.Projection of romantic interest is not a universal phenomenon in other-sex friendships, even when those strong romantic feelings are held.
It turns out that many enamored individuals their strong romantic feelings onto their friends, even when those friends aren’t actually interested.
Whatever part you played in each other's love lives before, things will be very different if you are falling in love with each other.
Your friend may become quiet, moody or irritable or may show jealous behavior if you talk about another guy. You may not even want to talk about your exes, because all you can think about is being with him.
In other words, people with strong feelings often overestimate their other-sex friends’ romantic interest in them.
This false thinking has a fascinating outcome: It motives individuals to initiate real behaviors that can actually cause friends to reciprocate their interest.