Is Your Best Guy Friend Crushing On You?
Girls' Life magazine|August/September 2020
Is Your Best Guy Friend Crushing On You?
You're 10 questions away from finding out if your BFG is BF material.
By Lauriana Hayward

FROM THE DAY HE SAT NEXT TO YOU AT LUNCH IN THIRD GRADE TO THE TIME HE BROUGHT YOU FLOWERS AFTER YOU WIPED OUT ON STAGE DURING THE TALENT SHOW, YOUR BGF HAS ALWAYS BEEN THERE. NO DOUBT YOU’RE HIS CLOSEST GAL PAL...BUT COULD HE WANT TO BE MORE THAN JUST FRIENDS?

1. The two of you are at a cute vintage shop buying a present for his sister. When the girl behind the counter—the only junior ever elected school president—starts chatting him up, you side-shoot him a “She’s into you” look. What does he do?

A. Casually introduces himself. You just stand there and smile at her, so she knows you two are just friends.

B. Blushes and gives you a “No way—she’d never go for me” look back. You two have a system.

C. Thanks her as you two head out the door. When you ask why he didn’t show more interest, he pokes you in the ribs and says sarcastically, “What for?”

D. Quietly says, “She’s not my type.” You swear he's about to say something more but then he just…doesn’t.

2. Scores are back for the first sociology pop quiz—which you tanked. After class, your BGF...

A. Gives you a quick hug and a consoling pat on the back.

B. Asks if you actually studied.

C. Seems somewhat puzzled, since you're the one without an A for once.

D. Makes a plan to help you review the last chapter, before the next one piles on.

3. You’re in charge of the freshman fall formal. On the big night, the decorations look fantastic and the DJ is spinning a killer “Rockstar” remix—but nobody’s dancing. You ask your BGF to help you get this party on the floor. What does he say?

A. Um, he just disappeared to chase after Miss President.

B. “You don’t want to dance with me. I’m really bad!”

C. “Er, OK, here goes...”

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August/September 2020