How do I turn my best friend into something more?
February 22, 2008 12:14 PM Subscribe
How do I turn my current best friend into something more?
posted by kldickson to human relations (50 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I'm a college student - 20 years old, a female, majoring in neuroscience. The person in question is male, and my age, and also majoring in neuroscience. We are both utter, utter nerds. He is my closest friend among my group of friends, all of whom are science and/or philosophy majors, and having known him for a reasonable length of time (4 months), I am sure I'm not insane. (Neither he nor I have any problems such as major mental illness or drug abuse; the only drug we partake of is booze and we only drink in a social context, and I do have a bit of anxiety, but it's under treatment) .
He and I are both extremely intelligent, have long histories of nerdiness, share core beliefs (we're both atheists), outlooks, goals (we both are getting our PhDs and are studying very similar things), and activities, and are both reasonably socially adept, although I am somewhat more asocial than he is.
What are some situations I could get my friend and fellow neuroscience nerd into to communicate the fact that I want more than a friendship with him ?