Lately, we haven't seen each other very often, we don't talk very often, and I'm the one who constantly start things.
What's happening now is that I've been spending a lot of time with Eric, my best friend's brother.
It seems stupid not to pursue something simply because of the age difference.
The bigger issue I can't get out of my head is that I haven't told my best friend.
My best friend just started dating a wonderful guy.
I think it’s important to remember this is a transition; they are either going to settle in as a couple or not but you’re in the height of all things weird right now—the movie kisses and all that junk.
Honestly, I feel a bit weird about it myself, but I really love him (and I know he loves me), and I know that the longer the relationship lasts, the less weird the age gap is going to seem.
He and I fit together in a way I've never experienced with any other person (I've had plenty of experience, including several serious long-term relationships).
Be prepared for hurt feelings, and the possibility that she may no longer want to be close friends. And sometimes these situations they are worth the risk.
Just follow the advice of having the talk with the brother first, and then see how it goes from there.