Can rejection turns into friendship?

Hello, I went on a first date with a crush but noticed there wasn’t really mutual chemistry. Thus, I suggested to go on a second date in the hope that it flourishes but she declined it indirectly.

Then, we should note that we go to the same university and share some classes together.

I don’t have much experience with women. This happened a while ago but now I’ve moved on and ready to just become friends. At least, I would have the possibility to gain a female friend (which obviously I don’t have any) and be better with them.

Do you think it is possible? Or should I forget such idea?
Can rejection turns into friendship?
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