I see this a lot.
Boy and Girl and talking,
The boy keeps dropping subtle hints, the girl just ignores them, or misreads them... but she knows the boy likes her but wants to keep him as a friend.
Why doesn't she just say she is not interested and just wants to be friends?
The guy gets confused to as if she really likes him or not...
Even if the guy literally asks her out, tells you he wants you... The Girl has a way of spinning it her way, like she thought you meant something else...
Why are girls so coy like this?
So it's a tactic to keep friends for girls with attention issues...
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Guys can be unpredictable when rejected. I do agree that friends should be able to trust enough to be hones though. My personal experence shows that a percentage of men can go from friendly flirting to violent stalking in the time it takes to say your not romantically interested and the hard part is the look normal and say they are a good guy. It can be easier to ignore interest and hope they get the message and move on sadly.
I have a couple of friends that when through your example except the gender was opposite. It was hard to watch as a friend. As much as we tried to convince her to move on she obsessed more. Eventually he finally admitted to knowing her interest and asked her to stop. She lost it, blamed all of us and fell off the radar. I guess this proves anyone can take rejection poorly.1