Most Helpful Girl
My friend and I were in the same situation as you. I didn't know if he like me or not, but I became good friends with him. He always try to help me out but I didn't know why. But at the end, I kind did like him but then I preferred to keep him as a friend. He might of knew that I like him but I doubt it. At the end, we told each other that we need to go our separated pathes and try to be friends over the phone, but it keep of work but now we talk less. And it kind of fine between us because he needed. Space.
Most Helpful Guy
It's always difficult because we don't really control who we fall in love with. Your heart seems to just know. So when we finally get attention from someone, especially when it isn't normal, we gravitate to it, even if it isn't want we really want. That's perfectly natural. And I wouldn't even go as far as to say you lead her on. You tried, but it just didn't pan out. That's what dating is for, you spend time with someone and see if you want to keep spending time together. She isn't a bad person and neither are you, just not right for each other. Normally I would suggest you talk to her about it, sit her down and tell her, but if you want to do it lightly, you should give her some space and make her ask you if it's bothering her that much. Then you apologize and tell her the truth. I know you don't want to hurt her, but you can't control how someone else is going to react.