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    So here's the thing. My best friend, like my brother really, is someone who i feel like i could really be with. I've felt this way for nearly 2 years and it hurts. I think he's straight. He's had one girlfriend in the 2 years I've known him, but a few years ago when he was in year 9, there was a rumor he'd been having sex with a boy in year 12. i really like him. But i don't know what to do
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    You're in Scotland and yet you refer to things as year 12 and year nine? And as you're in scotland i wouldn't say anything unless you know that he's gay otherwise things will get really uncomfortable or he may freak out and never talk again
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    (Original post by TheCaledonian)
    You're in Scotland and yet you refer to things as year 12 and year nine? And as you're in scotland i wouldn't say anything unless you know that he's gay otherwise things will get really uncomfortable or he may freak out and never talk again
    What?
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    I feel sorry for you, but i'd be careful how you go about it if you do tell him, could make things awkward between you from then on....

    Kudos for not going anon though....
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    (Original post by Callum)
    So here's the thing. My best friend, like my brother really, is someone who i feel like i could really be with. I've felt this way for nearly 2 years and it hurts. I think he's straight. He's had one girlfriend in the 2 years I've known him, but a few years ago when he was in year 9, there was a rumor he'd been having sex with a boy in year 12. i really like him. But i don't know what to do
    Callum???? Mate I'm straight... Soz
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    (Original post by TheCaledonian)
    You're in Scotland and yet you refer to things as year 12 and year nine? And as you're in scotland i wouldn't say anything unless you know that he's gay otherwise things will get really uncomfortable or he may freak out and never talk again
    my schools private - english curriculum and if i wanted to confuse anymore i'd call it by the real names. third form fifth form upper sixth form etc
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    (Original post by 0906079)
    Callum???? Mate I'm straight... Soz
    unless you go to gordonstoun i doubt i know you
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    If you feel really close to him, you could confide in him that you are attracted to other men... but not him. See how he responds. If he reacts well, then later you can tell him your feelings towards him.

    I do remember when this happened to me two years ago. Eventually I ended up having to cut all ties with my friend. Quite tragic but I'm better off for it. I really hate being infatuated- it really weakens you.

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    unless you go to gordonstoun i doubt i know you
    Oh my god I go to Gordonstoun! I'm in Year 11, what year are you in?
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    (Original post by Callum)
    unless you go to gordonstoun i doubt i know you
    Ooooooh Gordonstoun, lah di dah...
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    (Original post by emmi_lou)
    I feel sorry for you, but i'd be careful how you go about it if you do tell him, could make things awkward between you from then on....

    Kudos for not going anon though....
    i know right

    i don't know anyone on here so no point going anon
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    (Original post by Top Dog)
    What?
    i'm just saying if any of my mates said anything like that to me i'd freak out i'm not implying that this is exclusive to Scotland but we don't talk about feelings with other men and love is a feeling the Scottish repress and in my opinion unless the op knows that he is gay and that his friend is gay then the best thing to do i repress
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    That's a difficult situation....maybe think of how true the rumours seemed. Or if you're so close maybe bring something up in conversation about going with guys. I was in the same situation with one of my mates in high school and we were close and i just talked about it and got his views on homosexuality without saying anything to commit myself. Its difficult but i hope it helps..=/
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    So... you're gay. But the real question is, what kind of gay are you? Are you the type that prefers to give? The type that prefers to receive? Or are you the type of slut that doesn't mind as long as he is involved? Are you camp? Do you wear pink? Or do you prefer more masculine clothes and speak in a overly deep voice?
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    (Original post by TheCaledonian)
    i'm just saying if any of my mates said anything like that to me i'd freak out i'm not implying that this is exclusive to Scotland but we don't talk about feelings with other men and love is a feeling the Scottish repress and in my opinion unless the op knows that he is gay and that his friend is gay then the best thing to do i repress
    youre a bit die-hard Scottish aren't you.
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    (Original post by mirin?)
    So... you're gay. But the real question is, what kind of gay are you? Are you the type that prefers to give? The type that prefers to receive? Or are you the type of slut that doesn't mind as long as he is involved? Are you camp? Do you wear pink? Or do you prefer more masculine clothes and speak in a overly deep voice?
    bisexual, actually. and you make it sound like it's so specific. i play sport. i hang out with the lads. if you wanna box me you can but i don't see the ened
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    (Original post by Callum)
    i know right

    i don't know anyone on here so no point going anon
    that's alright then

    But back to your point like i said before i'd just tread very carefully, i know you said it 'hurts' that you love him so much, but what you've got to consider is if telling him is worth possibly losing him as a friend?
    I don't envy your situation, I've seen it happen to my own friends before and whilst all seemed well to begin with it eventually deteriorated as the friend on the receiving end couldn't cope...
    Know it's not probably what you want to hear, but it's just what I saw

    I think kayne94 makes a good point, find out how he'd feel about it first, say by describing a hypothetical situation, before telling him...
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    (Original post by Callum)
    youre a bit die-hard Scottish aren't you.
    no not really i mean i don't hate gays or anything and i have no problem with them doing whatever to show their affection its just if i found out that one of my mates was gay and that he was interested in me then its a lot to process at once and tbh i wouldn't want to talk about it i'd probably pretend it never happened but things would never be the same. m
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    dont say anything to him unless you find out for sure if hes gay.
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    (Original post by TheCaledonian)
    no not really i mean i don't hate gays or anything and i have no problem with them doing whatever to show their affection its just if i found out that one of my mates was gay and that he was interested in me then its a lot to process at once and tbh i wouldn't want to talk about it i'd probably pretend it never happened but things would never be the same. m
    yeah i wouldnt flat out go IM GAY AND I LOVE YOU BE MINE. i'm not that pathetic. ahah
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    (Original post by Callum)
    unless you go to gordonstoun i doubt i know you
    Dude, I'm applying next year

    and, Well I'm obviously a chick..... but I fancy my male best friend too :L he knows, he's known for yonks. But I guess he doesn't want that kinda relationship with me

    I can't help you with yours as it's slightly more kompliziert....(german mode :L )

    But bigging you up for no anon

    Ellie
 
 
 
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