Get him to see you as a date, instead of friend: Move away from the slouchy, rumbled clothes and rev up your attractiveness. Girl-ify yourself! Become your most attractive, seductive, make-up wearing, sexy self. No, do not slather gobs and gobs of mascara all over your face or bathe yourself in perfume and spritz on a ton of hair spray. Be yourself, albeit your most beautiful self.
Tread Lightly: Move slowly in your new role as Gorgeous-You. He’s accustomed to viewing you in a particular way and having a certain rhythm and steadiness with your friendship. You’ve always been his buddy. An overwhelming avalanche of cuteness might not only distract him but repel him and cause him to back away wondering what on earth has possessed you. Don’t frighten the poor man to death. Sequeing from friend to lover should be taken in tiny steps.
Invite him to more romantic settings: If most of your time with Bob thus far has been spent at “guy” places, switch it up a little. Take him to a chick-flick where the guy and girl realize their love for one another and the ending explodes with tenderness, or invite him somewhere where couples hang out and have fun. Help him imagine the two of you being together in a more intimate setting. Bring him along as a double-date with another couple. But! (Big "but") . . . don't snuggle up under him breathlessly while doing all this. Bring him to these places, but maintain your casualness. Once again, tread lightly.
Become more touchy-feeling and flirtatious: Men always respond to touch. Be very observant of his reactions when you lightly touch him or tweek his cheeks. If he likes you in return, he will welcome any touch you bring and will reciprocate with touches of his own. Notice if he smiles invitingly or becomes uncomfortable. If it’s the latter, then stop and revert back to friend-friend, as this is an indication that he’s having a difficult time considering you in your new role as dating material.
Be honest in a round-about way. Tell him you’ve noticed how attractive he is and that other women really appear to be turned on by him. Say something like: ”You know what? You’re really cute. I’m just noticing that. Have I been missing something?” (Act surprised) Depending upon his feelings for you, he’ll not only be pleased that you’ve finally noticed, but turned on and look at you in a brand-new light.
If you are asking yourself "how can we be lovers after being best friends", have no fear. You’ve nothing to lose and everything to gain by becoming the love of your best friend’s life.