That's a good question, But sadly such a good question, doesn't really have a good answer. Everyone as their own point, when they really know they love someone. But, I can't set that said point, for you. It is something in your mind, you must think about. You must really think, if you love this "Friend" . But also, Think if this "Friend" loves you also. After all, I would think true love goes both ways. But, most can just "Feel", when they truly love someone. I am pretty sure, if you "Truly love" this "Friend", you will know. Hope this has helped. And as always, Have a good day.
Oh sometimes close friends make great boyfriends, and great boyfriends make wonderful husbands. If you both have these strong feelings for each other, when you look into their eyes you see everything you could ever want, and ever need in your life. You also see in them everything you didn't know you needed, and everything you didn't even know you wanted in the rest of your life.
You know you're in love when you aren't worried about the consequences of spending the rest of your days with them.
When you can look at them and not be afraid of having children, staying with them through sickness, illness as well as living and staying with them even with all of their imperfections and characteristics that annoy you.
Love is knowing you don't ever want to leave a person even when you hate them.
It's hard to say. Sometimes it feels like love, and it wasn't or it was a mistake. Usually, time will tell. You don't have to consider yourself in love to go out and have fun together, though. It doesn't have to be so serious right away.
If your thinking it, feeling it, it may be love,. It is a double edge tho that its a close friend, good that its someone you know we'll but approach carefully & openly exposing what you feel could stress this person that the relationship you currently share may change.