If you've ever realized you had feelings for a friend — or even straight up fallen in love with someone you're friends with, then this Reddit thread is for you. The people of Reddit are sharing their stories of falling for someone they know. And the truth is, it's a pretty mixed bag in terms of success. Some of them have very happy endings — like something straight out of a rom-com — while others are definitely less happy.
Because when you mix friendship and romantic feelings, it's really easy for things to get messy. Sometimes, it's really better off to stay friends— even if you really like the person. "The best way to tell if you are better off as friends is [asking yourself] how much you respect their values," life coach Kali Rogers tells Bustle. "We can be friends with a lot of people with varying values, but it's totally different when you start dating them." And so even if you have a lot of feelings for each other, that doesn't mean your compatible. And an even harsher truth is that just because you have romantic feelings for someone doesn't mean they have them for you — no matter how much they like you as a friend.
But this thread will show you that you are most definitely not alone. If you've suffered unrequited love, the internet is here to tell you that they have to. Here are some of the stories: