I feel that in the end, we would eventually need to talk about our intentions because hanging out alone now may feel like a date to me because of my change in feelings, but to her it probably is "just friends hanging out" unless she secretly likes me, too. First, I like the idea of a dating relationship having some friendship history.
If a dating/courtship relationship is anything, it should be an amazing friendship.
One of those is what you’re now experiencing: Given enough shared time and enough shared emotional energy, it is virtually impossible for stronger feelings not to develop.
That’s great if it happens to both at generally the same time, but when only one of you begins to "fall," the friendship is on an unavoidable track to change. But it won’t be nearly as difficult as saying anything and trying to stuff your feelings and emotions, especially when you’re around her. It wouldn’t be fair to either of you to if you didn’t.
The relationship has passed almost into the realm of a blood relative.
The phrase is used particularly of the closeness between husbands and wives.
Among the ancient Greeks to eat another’s salt was to create a sacred bond of friendship between host and guest.
No one who had eaten another’s salt would say anything against him or do him any harm.
This expression is derived from the bumping and grazing of bodies against each other at social gatherings.
The phrase quite often describes the mingling of persons of diverse background and social status at cocktail parties, political gatherings, and the like.thick as thieves Intimate, familiar, friendly; close, tight.