Oh, man. This is so true about me and a friend I knew a while back... he was so sweet to me, and we always talked and laughed together, but our age difference was a couple of years, so I knew I could never date him... I still miss him. ;u;
I was in such situation few years ago. I felt in love with my dear friend. And I even told him what I feel. Feelings were not mutual, but he never made fun of me, he was still my friend. With time, that feelings have gone and now we are best friends. And I'll never forget what he has done for me.
I see... ;u; When my friend confessed to love me, I was dating another guy, so that made me feel really confused. I kept asking myself 'who do I love? Who even loves me more?', but things change. I am hoping to find that friend again and possibly see if he still likes me. If he does, I know I can't date him, but atleast I'll know he still loves me.
When I was in high school I had a very good friend, he was like my brother. I had never any other feelings for him. It was a real friendship. But once I felt in love with my other friend. I even told him but he never made joke of it. After few months those feelings have gone. Now he's my best friend and looking back, I don't know why I felt in love with him .
But my best friend ever was my husband. While he was alive, I didn't need any other friend .