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08 Jul 2005

Love my best friend
I'm a 19yr old gay male. My best fried, 17, is also gay. I'm very attracted to him, and i've told him. He says he dosnt want to mess up our friendship by dating, but i think he just dosnt feel the same way about me. As much as i would like to, I cant seem to over come my feelings for him... This really gets me down!

I would really appreciate a decent comment, and if you are here to criticise, please rather keep your opinion to yourself!!
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Teen expert
teen expert

01 Jan 0001

Hi there,

you maybe need to have an honest conversation with him as to whether he has feelings for you, or if he just wants to be friends. Friendships are really important in life and you need to consider whether losing him as a friend if a relationship didnt work out is a sacrifice you are prepared to make.

I know when you have strong feelings of attraction towards someone this is difficult, but if the two of you are open and honest with each other this will be easier in the long term.

Best wishes
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