In a time when the boundaries of love and friendship seemingly gets blurry, it is difficult to say if our beloved “friend” is in love with his “friend” or is just too close as his or her “friend”. The spectrum of intimacy was too open that it had to be clear.
That is why it is best to “define the relationship” at the most appropriate moment or “DTR”. Otherwise, one could be just playing along with the flow.
It is indeed difficult to go through “the talk” but at least it is less painful than your first job interview. Honestly.