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subtlecoconut

491d

Anyone else have a hard time differentiating between platonic and romantic feelings? When I meet someone new and I want them to like me, I really struggle to figure out if I have romantic feelings for them or if I just want to be their friend. I also tend to think new acquaintances have a crush on me. These thoughts really freak me out because they happen regardless of if I’m in a relationship or not, and I feel a lot of shame when I have these thoughts while already dating someone. Not sure if this is something related to interception, obsessions, misunderstanding social cues, intrusive thoughts, or something else.

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    • SaelamVikks

      489d

      I have the biggest issue with this, and I don't know how to fix it lol

    • SaelamVikks

      489d

      I have the biggest issue with this, and I don't know how to fix it lol

    • FlyingLizards

      490d

      I find myself attracted to female friends a lot after being around them enough as a platonic friend and it's difficult to see that I love them as a friend and they probably don't have romantic feelings for me. I've figured out that I think I confuse the two and get really romantically interested in girls that I really appreciate as a friend and can't stop myself even when I know it's stupid. I don't know if I've ever thought they liked me too or if I just hoped that but was unable to see were not close enough for that to happen. Never been in a relationship though so maybe that's part of it but it's really hard to stay platonic with female friends and tbh females make better friends imo than other guys.

    • rustyshackleford

      491d

      Are you on the asexual spectrum by chance? This is a really common thing for asexual people.

      • subtlecoconut

        490d

        @rustyshackleford I didn’t think I was lol but maybe I need to rethink that

    • Bre19

      491d

      Yes I relate to this

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