The truth of the matter is that guys and girls can definitely be friends without venturing into romantic territory. And while some of them may be, there are girls out there who just think a guy is cool as a friend. Not all guys are issues when it comes to trying to be platonic friends. The second you flirt, you open the door to anything but a platonic relationship. Your best bet is to just think a little harder about what you say and the way you say it if you just want the guys to think of you as a friend.
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It might also make him take a second look at you as a potential sweetheart. Verbal flirting could be the easiest technique, and the most enjoyable, to use on your best guy friend. Drop a note in his locker or backpack for him to find later. You can accomplish a lot of flirting just using body language, such as sitting hip-to-hip and shoulder-to-shoulder or touching his arm or hand lightly. Smile when he talks to you and lean forward to demonstrate interest.
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Here he comes, Mr. Wonderful is walking towards you. But what will you do to make sure he likes you back? To secure a friendship or even better: a relationship!
If you're a female who has a male friend, you'll want to avoid doing anything that might remotely resemble flirting. You still want to be nice and friendly with him, so it can be a difficult balance not to send him mixed signals. If you can be friendly in non-intimate ways, set good boundaries, and take advantage of the benefits of male-female friendships, you'll be able to successfully avoid flirting. You might also need to address any feelings your friend has for you, address sexual tension, and keep communication open.