Quoting The Goddamn Batman:" Without being direct and risking rejection and/or ruining a friendship? I've been trying to drop hints ... [snip!] ... I like them and just be generally disgusting and adorable with them. I am too socially awkward to start dating again, I swear."
Tony is my best friend and I was scared SmurfLESS to tell him I liked him. But it got to the point I thought "I have to tell him or we cant be friends... it's killing me to not tell him my feelings." So one day we hung out and I said "I have to tell you something... I absolutely am in love with you. I would love for us to be together and be more than friends, you have no idea how much you mean to me. Can we try being together?" And he smiles and hugs me and says "Let me think about it." ALL SmUrfING NIGHT he makes me wait. I seriously was flipping out and I finally said "Dude, what the hell... should I assume this is a no?" and he said "Of course it's a yes. Did you think I'd say anything different? It's always been you." And we have been together ever since. lol.
SO JUST GO FOR IT!