The Meaning Of “We Are More Than Friends”

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When someone says you are more than a friend to them what does it mean? This phrase is simple but it carries various meanings.

 

The first thing you should know is that when someone tells you that you are more than a friend to him o her, you are past the friendship level.

 

This person does not consider you as a friend, you are more than that. In most cases, it usually implies the existence of a romantic relationship between the two of you.

 

So, if you have been friends with someone and they start telling you that you are something more to each other, just know that they mean you are at a different stage right now.

 

It may be hard to understand why someone would say something like that, especially when you have no idea why they suggest such a thing.

 

If someone hasn’t expressed his or her feelings to you and they just say you are more than friends it may be confusing.

 

But if you know that a romantic connection between the two of you exists, you will know what he or she means.

 

The meaning of “More than friends”

When someone says you are more than friends it means your relationship went from platonic to a romantic one. You are more of a romantic partners now and he or she expects something more from you.

 

This marks the end of a friendship. This person now suggests you are on another path.

 

If someone uses this phrase they are trying to make you understand what they feel about you.

 

They want you to know early in advance so when they make a romantic move you will have an idea of what is going on.

 

Anyway, why would someone say you are more than friends?

 

What is the trigger?

 

For you to understand what I am trying to say, I will explain deeply for you to understand.

 

This is what it means when someone says you are more than friends;

1. That person has feelings for you.

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When someone opens up to you and says that you are more than friends the first thing you should know is that he or she is expressing his or her feelings to you.

 

This person wants you to know how he or she feels about you.

 

Let us say it’s another way of saying, “I have feelings for you”

“I am in love with you”

“I want you in my life not just as a friend but as someone special to me”

 

This person feels something more for you. He or she doesn’t only see you as a friend but someone he or she can connect with romantically.

 

The moment someone opens up to you just to let you know that they have feelings for you they expect you to give them a response.

 

If you also perceive him or her as more than just a friend to you, he or she expects you to say that you see him or her that way.

 

But if you don’t have feelings for him or her, you will have to tell him or her that it’s not the way you feel or think about him or her.

 

“You are more than a friend” When someone says this it kinda feels like he or she has decided where you should be.

 

Why wouldn’t he or she ask, “Are we more than friends?”

 

Anyway, you will understand more about this as guy keep reading the rest of the article.

 

2. That person wants you to know you are not only just friends.

Apart from someone expressing his or her feelings to you, he or she wants you to know that you are past friendship.

 

What you should know is that when someone says you are past friendship it doesn’t mean they want a serious romantic relationship with you.

 

It’s just like when someone gets intimate with you, it doesn’t necessarily mean that they want to commit to you.

 

Someone can say you are more than friends in a way to make you understand that you can share what friends don’t.

 

He or she is trying to tell you that you can make love, romance, and do what couples do without having a solid romantic relationship.

 

You will have to get him or her to be clear enough about why he or she says you are more than friends.

 

Some will say this to forge a friends-with-benefits relationship, a casual thing, or a one-night stand.

 

So, when someone tells you that you are past friendship don’t just jump to conclusions they want to commit to you.

 

Some follow-up questions will make you understand what they are hoping to achieve.

 

3. It’s a way of making sure you are aware of his or her intentions.

It can be that you have been friends for a while with him or her and recently things started changing.

 

You spend so much time together, sometimes you kiss and pull away and you can’t let go of each other.

 

Deep down you both know what is going on but you don’t want to acknowledge it because you are all afraid to jump to something new

 

You are all hiding in the shadow of friendship when there is more going on between the two of you.

 

The way it feels like it’s that you are afraid of admitting the path that you are both taking.

 

He or she is saying that you are more than friends to make you aware that the relationship is taking another turn.

 

It’s time for you to know that he or she doesn’t intend to be only a friend to you.

 

This person wants you to know that he or she will not handle you like a friend.

 

It’s like he or she is giving a heads-up so that you don’t freak out when he or she comes fully at you with strange ideas.

 

If he or she suddenly makes a romantic gesture without you being aware you might push him or her away, by telling this, he or she making you ready for anything that will happen.

 

4. The person is reminding you that you have a relationship to work on.

If you know that you are past friendship (in a romantic relationship) but your partner says you are more than friends, just know that he or she is just reminding you.

 

It’s like you have forgotten what you mean to each other, you no longer put effort into the relationship and you are not serious about it at all.

 

He or she kinds feel that you are only considering him or her as a friend which is something that he or she doesn’t like.

 

You are reluctant, you don’t push the relationship to go the way he or she wants it to.

 

So, if he or she says you are more than friends when you know that you are in a romantic relationship, just know that he or she is telling you to wake up.

 

He or she wants you to put more effort into the relationship, focus on it, and take it to the next level.

 

Why would someone say, “We are in a relationship,” when you have an idea that it’s the position you are all in?

 

This is just a reminder for you to get serious and work on your relationship.

 

Lastly…

When someone says you are more than friends but you feel that isn’t the case, let them know.

 

Just tell him or her that you don’t feel that you are over past the friendship.

 

If you aren’t interested in a romantic relationship, just tell him or her that you don’t want anything past friendship.

 

The moment someone says you are past a platonic relationship they are suggesting they want something more.

 

They no longer want you to handle them like just friends. They want something more of a romantic thing.

 

If your boyfriend or girlfriend says that you are more than friends, he or she has realized you are handling him or her like a friend.

 

He or she wants you to change that and put more effort into making the relationship look like a romantic one and not platonic.

 

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