What is the difference between "I like you" and "I love you"? Beautifully answered by Buddha. When you like a flower, you just pluck it. But when you love a flower, you water it daily. One who understands this, understands life.
You gotta know where you stand with people, that's why honesty is important. But beware of finding that truth out, cause it can change/damage/destroy your relationship. It'll never be the same, once you know the truth.