I'm really new to this, and really need advice. I just came out as a gay man (22 years old), and I told my best friend first (23 year old man). He responded by telling me he is gay too! What a relief.... I have told several others over the past few days, and am getting more comfortable everyday. My friend is also in the process of coming out to others. We have been best friends for a few years. We have a ton in common, and really enjoy eachother's company. Without a doubt, I have more of a connection with him compared to any friend I've ever had. I have hooked up with a few guys over the years, and he still has never tried anything with a guy (but he is 100% sure he is gay). HERE IS WHERE I NEED ADVICE: I think I might be in love with my friend... I have been attracted to him for a long time, and we have so much in common. My fear is that he views me more as a brother than a lover. I doubt he even suspects I have such strong feelings for him. What should I do? Start flirting with him after all these years? Tell him how I feel? Try and hookup after going to a bar? I NEVER want to loose him being a part of my life, but I also know that I would love for him to want to be more than friends. Keep in mind, we are both just starting to come out.... Still very new. What should I do?