But it takes longer and there’s more uncertainty going the friend route?
Well, as an end result when you're starting out, maybe. But I was thinking more of starting from an already-established friendship.
An established friendship would carry even more risk?
Well, no, it carries yes. It's a person you already know. Unless you're dating a friend you know is dangerous, how would there not be less risk?
I mean as in they probably don’t have romantic feelings for you.
But then how do you let them know you’re interested?
It develops over time. With me, it's impossible for me to develop an attraction to someone I don't know very well, which is why I have to get to know them extremely well and befriend them first. But to be honest, both of my exes approached me. The only time I ever approached the guy (twice), I got rejected before I could even really do much, lol.
But have you rejected more friends than accepted?
I think only about 3 friends ever asked and I accepted two, and rejected the last one because I found out I prefer being single.
But it’s still unlikely to turn into romance
I suppose, a lot of women don't like ruin friendships with men who they solely see as a friend/brother.. but you never know.. it still happens.
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But there’s a massive jump from friends to partners.