Transition from friends with benefits to dating
That's because they are the person you can fully be yourself with, whom you have the best time with, and whom you can confide in and trust the most.
It's how you subtly tell them you'd like to change the dynamic of your relationship, while still testing the waters.
Plus, it’s a lot harder to take things back to normal if they aren't feeling it. Flirting in person is great, but it’s not the only way to start hinting you want something more. When you're crushing on someone, it’s natural to want to focus all your attention on them all the time, but that can be a little awkward.
Texting is also a good way to get your subtle flirt on. Instead, try flirting, and then, back off and let the moment be.
Give your friend the time and space to reciprocate.
Have you exhausted all of the subtle flirting techniques, and now, you just want to know what’s up?