I have a friend of mine who is a female. We have been friends for years. We have had out fights. We always come to an understanding though and always make up. We know everything about each other and can read each other like no-one else. The past year or so, I have pretty much fallen for her. I did not think I would ever but it happened and I can't get her out of my mind. I love everything about her. I have not said anything to her for fear that she would get scared, run away and never talk to me again. I know the chemistry is there though. What I feel is positive of the whole situation is the fact we have such a friendship, that we would not have to build up a trust or understanding of one another much like someone new that you would meet. The base is there. I just want the next step. Whenever we are with each other, we laugh non stop. We truly enjoy each others company. I know that feeling is mutual. I date girls regularly. I don't hold back from other possibilities. Whenever i'm with someone else, they just don't compare to her. I think about her all the time. I don't want to just bring up my feeling for her out of nowhere because that would cause everything to come crashing down I think(perhaps I am wrong?) I thought about not being too overt about everything, and just continue what I am doing, but also continue to express how I want to spend time with her(dinner, movies at my place/hers, vacation, etc). I guess I am really lost on it all. I am sick of the dating game. I really just want her but i'd rather have her as a friend than risk losing a friendship over my feelings for her. It has become somewhat distracting as of late. Ive never really felt this way before... i'm 23... been in longer relationships in the past and definately had my flings. I'm just more mature now and want something more serious with someone of whom I know things can work out with. Any suggestion would be wonderful. Serious ones please.