The most insightful segment of Dawson's Creek might have been that part which dealt with best friends falling in love with each other, at different times, as happened to this reader:. When I got back this guy that I had been pretty good friends with before expressed interest in me. We started dating, never slept together, then without talking about it just somehow slid back into being just friends. I though we were starting to move toward dating again, then came my birthday.
I know — bad move. He only works for a couple of hours a week less than half a day as he has another job and this is just extra money, and he's leaving soon so I thought it would be fine. But she has repeatedly told everyone she is not interested in him like that. As far as I'm aware she's never directly said it to him though. Being new, I had no idea the level of his interest in her until it was too late and I was already involved. We still see each other outside of work. He messages her every day, buys her often expensive things all the time, always brings her up in conversation when we're alone together, spends all his time on our nights out next to her, his phone passcode is her birthday, and he swaps his shifts to be on with her.
Then, all of a sudden, it happens. Your BFF starts dating that person that you had already expressed interest in. What gives? It can easily leave you feeling hurt, confused, betrayed, and angry all at once — and understandably so. Not only are you dealing with the fact that someone else is dating the person you like, but that someone is your best friend.
It can feel like you got hit by a truck when you suddenly discover that the guy you were interested in is no longer interested in you. Everything seemed so fine before! You guys were on the same page about everything!