Bit of a dilemma here. I have a close friend, we'll call her Katie. Katie and I met originally 5 years ago as I was dating her then-roommate and best friend Angela. I introduced Katie to my friend Rick, they hit it off, everything was good for about 6 months. Since then we've all still remained friends and actually still see each other pretty much weekly.
In the last year I've realized I've really started liking Katie. We still hang out all the time, and for the last few months she's definitely shown signs of interest. She's always feigning falling asleep on me, touching me, and especially after drinking a little she's showing all the signs. She straight up said this last weekend (albeit drunkenly) she would love to take me back to her place later but doesn't want to anger Angela.
And that's where the problems lie. Angela still evidently likes me and has expressed her jealousy to Katie a couple of times saying she doesn't like it when Katie dances with me (even though they no longer live together and I've not done anything with Angela in years). My now-roommate Rick admitted to me TODAY he still has a bit of a thing for Katie but followed it up by saying he's working to try to get over it, it's been a long time there just hasn't been anyone else yet. He's got a girl lined up but still...
How can we handle this to not anger our close friends/roommates?
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You are no longer with Angela, Rick is no longer with Katie... you're both single and no one is "stealing" anyone from anyone else.
It's probably a bit rough and awkward, but no one is really "wronging" each other here.
You and Katie should really give it a go... try to spend time together one on one, without your friends around. This way, you two can see if sparks really fly when there's no one else around, and it'll be a nice time to get a lot closer without them having to see it and feel hurt by it.
Over time, they'll get more used to the idea and you guys can hang out altogether again, with you two acting as a couple. But because of feelings everywhere right now, you two should get away from them to get to know each other... it'll just be easier and smoother for everyone involved.
Come back and let us know how things are going!1