How do I get closer to a long time friend without destroying several friendships years in the making?

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I have been friends with a certain lady for a very long time. I recently returned to her area after several years, I had remained in contact with her. She is currently "unattached" and we got together recently for the first time in years. I find her more beautiful now than ever. At our meeting, there was a lot of eye contact, etc. But I don't read too much into that. I would like to move to something other than being "just friends". Another thing is, several members of her family also are friends with members of my family. A couple of her family members are also my friends. How can I slowly move into a more romantic direction? Should I at all? If it all ended in disaster, it might damage many years of friendship between several people.

User Submitted Advice from a 13-20 year old Female
talk to her

tell her about your feelings make it honest and true
you should ready for what she respond to you, thats the risk of being in love, its not bad at all

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