(Original post by c.hatton)
If he wanted something to happen between us, it would have happened by now because we got really drunk last week and he could have just confessed it to me.
You don't seem to rate your friend too highly. If he has anything serious worth saying, he's not gonn blurt it out in a drunken slur is he?
Anyway, speaking from the experience of once being the best friend of a gay guy (both before and after he was out), I'd say you're probably seriously confusing him. I'd guess he's pretty certain you're gay and it's going to bring all sorts of confusing emotions up in him. I may get shot down for saying this, but that guy may actually pity you; he's aware of how happy he could make you and afterall you are good mates. What could be wrong with any of it? If you were best mates and you were female he wouldn't have a problem etc. He may want to experiment sexually, but then he is probably also a horny teenager to boot.
My advice is simple really. Come out to him for the simple fact that he is one of the few guys who will understand and appreciate that you have come out to him personally, by the sounds of things anyway. In all honesty, you probably don't actually need to come out to him anyway, but it would set everything out on the table and it will make you feel a lot better about in yourself. But WHATEVER you do, don't just come out to him because you fancy him-and make sure he knows that! Then once he knows you're gay, back off and give him time to think (if he needs it) about the whole situation. He may be gay, but then equally, he may have to get over his own homophobia.
I would add a word of warning though. You're confident in your sexuality, he may not be. He may be homophobic as a result, or he could be bisexual to the point of wanting sexual relations with men but not full blown relationships. YOU have to take the leading role and guide the situations. [PS-now I am not speaking from experience :P] If he gets drunk and then suddenly wants to sleep with anyone, regardless of looks (and by extension gender), and so he aproaches you because he knows you fancy him then just then take the moral high ground and refuse and wait until he is sober. Likewise, if you get drunk then realise that he probably really doesn't appreciate you pouring your soul out to him.