Have you ever developed a romantic or sexual interest in someone who was already a good friend?

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Just friends. . . or more?
Just friends. . . or more?
So many people say that they want their SO to be their best friend but, if their best friend says "Hey, let's try to be more than friends, we often hear that cheesy line: "But I don't want to lose you as a friend." That seems to result in an automatic "urge to kill" for some of us.
Have you ever developed a romantic or sexual interest in someone who was already a good friend?
Sometimes, of course, it is a transparent excuse that your friend uses because they don't want to say, "But. . . I wouldn't have sex with you if you were the last guy on the planet." But, sometimes, I think people legitimately think that they want to hold on to the friendship and not take any chances.

If you already have developed sexual or romantic feelings for your friend, can you simply ignore those feelings and remain in a purely platonic status? Ladies, will you be okay with hearing your guy friend talk about the new girl and how cool she is when YOU want to be the one at the center of his universe? Guys, how will you handle it when she inadvertently says something that reveals she spent the night with the new Mr. Wonderful? "How can she fuck that jerk?" you think to yourself. Girls, do you want to be there to receive an invitation to his wedding and watch him walk down the aisle with someone else?

So, what do you do when you develop feelings for a friend? I think the friendship probably isn't going to continue if your feelings are rejected or spurned, so why not just go for it because

a. if you lose the friendship, it was probably going to be lost anyway, but

b. if you go forward and start dating and it works out, isn't that the best of all possible worlds?

Have you ever been in this position? How did you handle it?
No, I have never developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend
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Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend, but I never revealed my feelings to them
Vote B
Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend. I revealed my feelings to them, they were not interested, and we remained friends
Vote C
Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend. I revealed my feelings to them, they were not interested, and we drifted apart
Vote D
Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend. I revealed my feelings to them, they were interested, we started dating, but it didn't work out and we drifted apart
Vote E
Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend. I revealed my feelings to them, they were interested, we started dating, but it didn't work out so we returned to being friends
Vote F
Yes, I have developed a sexual or romantic interest in someone who was already a friend. I revealed my feelings to them, they were interested, we started dating, and we developed a great romantic relationship
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