Pros and cons of dating your best friend
You're into him too, and now you're actually trying to make a relationship happen.
There will be crazy highs, but you could also stumble upon a few rough spots that are tricky to navigate.
Take time away from each other if needed, sort out any emotions, reconnect and slowly start hanging out again. Deciding if you should date your best friend and then taking that risk is all you need to worry about.
Even if you're full of butterflies, expect to have at least one "WTF am I doing, he's basically my brother" moment. Goodbye, pressure to act perfect because you're trying to win over a new guy.
There's basically zero chance of that happening here, because he already loves you. If you guys are part of a close-knit group, your friends might be extremely freaked when you become an item.