Slow your role. You can love another male. Don’t be in such a rush to label yourself. Plus, for now, it’s nobodies business but your own.
You need to build up your sexual experiences without destroying friendships in the process. If you can see how it goes with your long term friend, I suggest you do, but don’t risk such a long friendship for discovering whether or not you’re attracted to the same sex.
You ask yourself if you’ve ever had the same feelings for someone else of the same sex. If yes, then chances are you are probably lucky enough to be able to have deep meaningful and sexual feelings for both those sexes…lucky you! But if not, there’s no need to label yourself. Fuck labels actually.
Do you girl.