It’s absolutely normal for a girl to have male friends. However, it is also not unusual for one of these male friends to develop a certain attraction for the female friend. However, your male friends are not immune to any women pheromones you might be emitting. Even if you do not wear any pheromone perfume, your body naturally emits pheromones. Hence, some of your boy friends might actually be interested in becoming your boyfriend. In fact, here are some of the signs that you might want to look out for to check if your boy friend likes you as a boyfriend already.
- Boy friend gets closer than usual. Males usually keep their distance from others, even from male friends, but more so from female ones. Perhaps this is because males are usually less attached and more solitary in nature than females. So if a boy friend suddenly starts hovering around you more closely (and more regularly) than before, then there might be something going on. This may not only be in the form of actual physical proximity. He can also start calling you more frequently, showing up in a lot of places you usually go to, and volunteering to accompany you everywhere.
- Boy friend wants to be bodyguard. It is natural for males to be protective about friends. However, most of the time, this protective nature does not go beyond a certain measure of inconvenience. In other words, they will worry about you but only until it is still convenient for them. If, a boy friend starts going an extra mile or more to make sure you are safe and sound, then something must be up with him. If he is willing to wait up for you for hours, accompany you home (when he lives in the other side of the world), or pick you up after school or work, then it is most likely that he is trying to be more than just friends with you, unless of course he is just practicing to become a professional bodyguard someday.
- Boy friend starts marking territories. Male friends can be overly protective especially when it comes to close friends. But, if a boy friend becomes unusually more concerned and overprotective about you going out with other males, then you can assume that there is something more there. Even though guys are not too kin on being chums with other males (especially those they don’t know), they usually don’t express any opinion on the matter. However, if you boy friend starts making a fuss about it, it is more often than not a display of territorial marking – a telltale sign of someone who’s clearly more than a friend.