Are you in love? Or are you just friends? Sometimes, the lines between love and friendship can get blurry sometimes, and adding romantic feelings to the mix can make things even more complicated.
So, if you need some help figuring out where to draw the line in the sand between love and friendship, here are a few clear signs that tell you things between you and your friend are starting to become much more romantic than platonic.
Need more confirmation? Check out our video on the signs you’re more than just friends: https://youtu.be/GZoAGE1sB1k
Writer: Chloe Avenasa
Script Editor: Vanessa Tao
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Hannah Roldan
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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