i think boy\girl friend is close friend than just a friend.
I think that the boyfriend can go more deeper.
For me making a friend can be more closer because I will see new faces every day :D
Being just a friend is different from being girl /boy friend. Girl/boy friends share love beside all others.
I don't think that love is an issue here. I love my friends, and I love my girlfriend too. Of course, we are talking about different kinds of love; not about degrees of love, though.
The main differences I can see are sex and romance. Apart from that, I don't think I love my friends less than my girlfriend.