Don't label it, let time decide. I met my husband when I was 14. We were great friends for 3 years before we started "dating". Then were married about 4 1/2 years later. We're coming up on our 21st wedding anniversary and he's still my best friend. But, I also believe we are probably the exception to the rule.
Best friends make the best life mates. My mom always said that when asked about the longevity of her marriage to my dad. When she passed they had been married for 58 years. Take the risk. Good Luck and Blessed Be.
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Tricky, sticky one there sweets....hard to deny what you're feeling, I'm sure! But a big risk, because "dating him" is going to change the entire dynamic of the relationship! If the "dating" doesn't work out, you will more than likely lose a best friend, like you've already said. 8( Maybe try to refrain from taking it to the "dating place" if possible, at least for a while, and see how things go. It's kind of an all or nothin move....my hubby & I started out as very close friends, & are still together today. However, we were older (late 30's) when the relationship changed. If you're still young, & in school, relationships tend to come & go..... True friendships can last forever.
I started dating my best friend. He was my beat friend for 12 years, now he's been my boyfriend for two. If it feels right, then yes. If you feel like you have to force it, then no. It's different for every one of these situations