I'm afraid of starting a relationship with my friend.
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You dont. The only way to tell is to try - I have been struggling with this (but with a female friend) for a couple of years now. I have seen people try and fail, and I have seen people try and succeed. More details would help, but in general - how close of friends are you? What do you do together, what does he do/act around you? You can try asking mutual friends, but there is always a chance that it will get back to him before you want it to. Right now though, I would say go for it - if he is truly a close friend he will not fault you for liking him, and you will still be friends (if he does not reciprocate the feelings). If he stops being your friend for it, was he really the kind of friend you wanted? Or he will return your affections and you will now have a close boyfriend. Good luck!
P.S. If you give more information I can help more, this is just assuming a normal guy with normal feelings and qualities.0