I've got a friend, she's single, I'm single, we're single. We talk a lot, and get along really well, but she talks to a lot of guys and gets along well with a lot of guys. Sometimes they'll try to lay the mack down, and she's been turning them down left and right. I'm just looking for a good way to make it clear that I've entertained the thought, and want to know how she feels about it, without making an idiot of myself and hurting our friendship. I don't see any reason not to go for it, because either A) She's interested and fuck yeah go me, or B) She's not interested and I can be her friend without having to try to impress her or anything. I was thinking of trying "I've been entertaining the thought for a while, and I just wanted to know if you'd ever want to go on a date with me. I won't be hurt or anything if you say no, I just don't want to keep building tension in my head if it doesn't exist." But, odds are there's a better way to do it, because what do I know, right? Hopefully this thread won't just be advice, but will also be a cool spot to share ideas. I'm not looking for pickup lines, either. I want to be as much of an adult as I can about this.