I have a close group of friends and I can honestly say that I love every one of them. I tell them that, and they’re all okay with it. Why is it that some people can’t do this? They have to add “no homo” or just not say it at all, because they’re so worried about it being seen as a romantic implication. But it’s quite clear that you mean it platonically. Many of my friends are gay, bi, or something in between, and it’s never awkward for us to say we love each other. So why is it that some people have to make it so awkward and make it seem so different than what it is!?