So I'm currently a junior in high school and I recently found out that my best friend (of 4 years) likes me, and after careful consideration, I've decided that I do in fact like her back and that I want to see where this could go.
My problem is I just never know how to get things going. I'm in no rush to jump into the relationship but I realize that I can't wait too long or else I'll lose her. How do I go about the start of the relationship? There is a chance she also knows that I like her back, so it's really just breaking that mutual grayzone type thinking and bringing out full honesty.
Well luckily for you you guys already know each other so you should be able to guess what she would want you to do. You can either wait for her to do something (you could be waiting a while) or you can just start touching her more affectionately. Tighter longer hugs. Touch her arm her hands. Maybe hold them if she likes that.
I think the best thing you can do without putting too much pressure on her is just to invite her to hang out and if she says yes, then hang out, and before you leave each other, organise another time and so on. When you consume someone's time, relationships just seem to happen all by themselves.
Ask her to sit by you at lunch, or... ask her out to a movie. Tell her you think she's cute. Go out a few times before you two do much... Don't rush things "physically or sexually"... Once you kiss you will want to do more and more... suddenly this may rule your relationship... be aware!!! If she wonders why you are taking things slow... tell her you want to take things one day at a time. :)