Guys do you like it when a woman is blunt and honest with you? Especially when you like her? What if she straight up told you she is lusting after you? How would you feel? Lol
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Guys also fear rejection so having the women make her feeling known is helpful.
Most guys are pathetic at body language, subtle hints etc. So you will often die waiting for him to "get it".
As an example. Many years after my friends & I all got married I'm sometimes surprised when one of my long time female friends tells me that she or one of her friends had the hots for me. With hindsight, all these events become obvious that I was totally oblivious to their hints. I was so focused on caring for all the girls in our group & being a good friend. It never dawned on me that they were interested in more.
So I say. Spell it out. Say how you feel. Then give him a little time to figure out how that fits with how he feels. By that I mean don't go nuts and tell him every day that you love him. It is enough for him to know that you are interested in starting a relationship. Have the conversation about how you both feel. Then go back to being a good friend & fun to be around. That way there is no pressure on either of you.
If something happens immediately then great. But maybe you will slowly get closer over several months. Or perhaps it will never happen. At least you will remain friends.2