Guys and Girls being best friends? My best friend of 5 1/2 years is a guy, neither of us have a problem with it, but his cousins (All of which are my really close friends) tease, even my parents do (just jokingly) but my best girl friend ALWAYS teases. She is MUCH older than I am, so she is acting kind of immature. She doesn't do it when both she and he are at my house, THANK GOD, but it still bugs me. She thinks I am ''in love'' with him. I LOVE him, but there is a difference. I love all of my friends, but I'm not IN LOVE with all of my friends... My BFF's cousin was my first BF/BFF. I kinda got my teasing friend off my back for a while by telling her I still have feelings for my first bf, which I think I do, but we live over 900 miles apart now. Of coarse that won't work... Telling her that, will keep her off the subject for a while, but knowing her, not for long! Every time I say I did something, or spent the day with my best friend, the "Ooh, you LOVE HIM"s come out. That's all the time because we do everything together!!! UGH! I mean, he's like my friend and brother, maybe more. I'm going to ask him how he feels now, about two years ago, he told me he loves me. my reaction was like pure fear! I was facing away from him when he said it, and it's a good thing cause of the look I'm sure I had on my face, I just said "Uh, ok. Got to go now, BYE!!!" and ran into the house as fast as I could. I kinda blew. I thought! But I think I'm wrong. Idk, I'm going to ask him how he feels. On his b-day, Jan 4th., I'm going to tell him I love him AS A FRIEND. I think it's important to tell people that you love them, but not get too serious about it. What do you guys think about my situation? (Oh, and btw, it drove him crazy when I was his cousin's gf! Lol) How should I deal with my teasing friend? I don't tell my parents this stuff cause they tease, but I trust you guys. I love BYC!