“I have a crush but my friends don’t like him”

I have a crush on a boy. This boy is really sweet and funny. I’m afraid to tell any one because everyone thinks he’s weird. Even my best friends make fun of him. People say he’s bad for me because he has a bad reputation, but the truth is, he’s there for me.

He understands what I’m going through and supports me, my other friends just can’t do that. I want to date him but I’m afraid people will make fun of me. What should I do?