Usually I take the direct approach. More often than not a little confidence goes a long way. Yes, rejection is a risk and is sometimes the result. But as I see it even a missed shot makes a loud bang, and that's always fun.
Of course, if you find yourself attracted to a friend of yours, who you've known for a long time, it's a little more complicated. How exactly can one take that shot without risking losing the friendship that they've known and enjoyed for so long? I don't have a quick answer to that, but I think that to hide your true feelings about someone isn't how friends should behave toward each other. When caught in that situation I usually have to make a conscious decision to either take that next step and risk losing it all, or abandon whatever feelings I had for her.
Pardon me for rambling, but I hope that helps.
That would dictate that everyone has 20 relationships in their lifetime, one of which is your lifelong soulmate. Unless you're figuring in polygamy... in which case, that's some pretty sexymaths.Around 90% of the relationships you enter will end. Of the 10% that don't, only 50% of those relationships don't end in divorce.
So if you want to date your friend, you have a 5% chance of really ending up with the person in the end.
FYI: Those aren't good odds.
Show her something interesting, and get her talking about it. Anything visual will do. If you have an idea of what she's into even better. Like if it's in school 'Can you help me with this math problem?'. If she likes you she'll agree to try even if she doesn't know how, f'rinstance. Girls who like you only need an excuse to spend time with you. Then spend time alone with you. Then do things alone with you. Give them, and your social observers a plausible excuse, and take it from there.There's this one ENTP that might like me, but I really have no idea. She's starting to act weird and shy around me, but I dunno maybe that's just the way she is?
She's adorable. I don't really know what to do, I don't want to freak her out or anything.