I’m pretty sure I have a huge crush on my best friend, but I’m scared to tell him because I’m afraid he won’t feel the same way and it will ruin our friendship. Also, we’re seniors so I just don’t really see how this would even work out after graduating … what should I do?
You’re right. T-minus six weeks until graduation … He might not feel the same way … And I suppose it may “ruin” your friendship if either of you are incredibly awkward people. But it might also end up being the best pairing since frat bros and Moreton Fig.
If this person is your best friend and you have it bad for him, he’s probably a swell guy. Is he not worth the risk of a hit to the ego? Don’t let your fear of rejection stop you from the chance to be with him! Telling a friend how you feel is terrifying, but your bond can probably transcend the awkwardness of unrequited feelings. Your friend might even be secretly harboring the same feelings, in which case you’re wasting precious time being together by having this internal struggle. There will never be an opportune time, you’ve just got to go for it before it’s really too late!
Be brave and surprise yourself. I leave you with the wise words of 2000s savant Hilary Duff … Why not take a crazy chance? Why not do a crazy dance? If you lose a moment, you may lose a lot, so … why not? WHY NOT?!
Tiffany Kuan is a senior majoring in business administration. Her blog advice column, Ask Tiffany, runs every Monday.
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