The Basics of Getting Close

One of the KEY changes when you go from "just friends" to boyfriend-girlfriend is the level of physical contact. Many "just friends" are in fact incredibly close to each other and are as close as many boyfriend-girlfriend couples are. The only thing that is missing is the more romantic aspect.

You need to realize that many friends refuse to start crossing that line because they are worried about losing the friendship. So take it very slow, and that way both of you can learn as it progresses that you are not losing the friendship - you are enhancing it!