Having a non-physical friendship can be very rewarding. It can give both men and women great insight to what members of the opposite sex are thinking. Many women and men are finding great joy in these platonic friendships and they would not trade it for the world. Althernatively, there are men and women who are deeply involoved in non-phycial connections and one or both parties wishes for it to turn into a physical friendship manifestation. This can and does happen, it happens every day, all over the world. The key to helping this happen, if this is your goal, is to “feel out” the situation and see if the other person is feeling the same way. This can be done by using several methods.
The first thing that you want to do, if you are wishing to see if there can be a phycial friendship manifestation is to find out what type of person the other is seeking. If you are good friends that should be a subject that can easily be talked about. Note, you should never ask intimate questions, such as their thoughts about sex; you want to keep the conversation casual and the goal is to see if you match the description of what they are looking for.
Ask for details, such as what that person will look like, how old they will be, what qualities your friend is looking for in another person. If your friend is also hoping that a physical friendship manifestation will occur, they will answer in a way so that they are describing you. At that point, you have it very easy. You can tell your friend that they may not realize it, but that they just described you. You can say that it is only fair to now get together and see if this can lead somewhere, since you already know that you are technically what the other is looking for.
You can also judge a connection to see if it is going to lead to a physical friendship manifestation, by giving simple gifts to see the reaction of the other person. They key here, is simple. You should never overwhelm your friend with expensive and lavish gifts if you have a platonic friendship. You can however, give a gift of a small and simple flower bouquet. Judge their reaction. Did they smile a lot and give a flirty look or did they simple say “thanks” and moved onto a different subject? Their reaction will tell you quite a bit.
You can also give compliments; this is one of the best ways to see if a physical friendship manifestation will occur. If a person likes someone strictly on a platonic level, when given a compliment that will smile a bit and say thank you. If a person has a deeper desire for you, when you give a compliment to them, they will seem very pleased, they may become shy, they may jump to give a complement back to you and they will get that look in their eye that they are very happy to be noticed.
Above all else, respect your friendship. If your connection does not show signs of having a physical friendship manifestation, respect that friendship for what it is. The world is full of possibilities and you can find love elsewhere.