First and foremost, you should be honest with your best friend and tell them how you truly feel about their crush before dating their crush or attempting to date their crush.
Where so many people fail in similar situations is when they hide it.
This is often what has led to friendships ending.
You are so worried that your best friend would disapprove that you start dating your best friend’s crush without their knowledge.
You do this secretly in the hopes that somehow you can keep this from your best friend.
However, inevitably as it often does, your best friend will find out about the relationship.
Here is the thing.
Oftentimes, it is not the fact that you are dating your best friend’s crush that ultimately hurts them the most, it is the fact that you kept that information from them.
The feeling of betrayal can be so poignant and devastating that it can lead to the end of your friendship.
This is why you shouldn’t go behind your best friend’s back and be secretive about dating the crush.
You should be honest about how you feel about your best friend’s crush before you make a move on that crush.
This being said, you may be better off finding another person to date at this time.
If your best friend is so into this crush to the point of obsession, perhaps you should back off for now and either find someone else or simply wait until this crush subsides.
If you feel like you can’t wait, then tell your best friend that you intend to date their crush and whether they are okay with it.
Your best friend may tell you that they aren’t.
This is when you will have to decide what matters most to you.
If this is a best friend with whom you have built a meaningful relationship with over the years, it may not be worth it to put that relationship in jeopardy simply to date the crush.
There are so many dating prospects out there for you.
However, true friendships that stand the test of time are a lot more difficult to find and sustain.
This is when you will have to place a value on your relationship with your best friend.
How much do they mean to you?
How much would losing them as a best friend affect your life?
These are important questions to consider before making your decision on whether to move on this crush when your best friend has told you not to.
If you value your relationship with your best friend more than that of a dating prospect, respect your best friend’s wishes and avoid dating their crush.
Now, if your best friend tells you that you can go ahead and go for the crush and possibly date them, you still have to take a step back and think.
How would your best friend feel if they saw you with this crush most of the time?
Perhaps they would feel hurt or pain from being abandoned.
Would you want this?
Even in a scenario where your best friend tells you to go ahead and go for the crush, always keep your priorities straight.
Still be the best friend and try not to get so involved with the crush that you ignore your relationship with your best friend.
Maintain a good balance between the two so that you don’t make your best friend feel even worse about letting you go for their crush.