Going from Friend to Boyfriend
Visitor's Question from a 16-20 year old Male
my friend and i like each other but she doesn't want to risk our friendship.
Any advice on how to get her to go out with me?
This is an incredibly common situation, especially for teenagers. They are often very worried about what the transition from friends to romantic partners will entail, because they see those as two wildly different things. Most people once they're in their 20s realize that the best romantic partners *are* best friends and that the two are really the same thing.
We've got a ton of tips on how to gently draw a person from a friendship into a romantic relationship. The key is to go slowly, so it doesn't seem scary. Along the way she will realize that the relationship isn't "different" - it's simply "better".
-- from Lisa
One of Your Friendly Advisors at RomanceClass.com