Looking to Expand Friendship into Possible Relationship

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Looking to Expand Friendship into Possible Relationship

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    awkwardsaurus
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    September 2, 2014 at 8:13 pm #60556
    Looking to Expand Friendship into Possible Relationship

    I am a twenty-something interested in a twenty-something, but I don’t know how to proceed from there. We knew each other in college, and we rcently got re-acquainted over the past summer. She met my friends, we roamed around DC a bit, and so on. Now I’m wondering if we can be more than friends. I’m not even asking for an instant relationship, I’m just hoping for a mutual understanding that we’ll see how things go (fingers crossed for hand-holding privileges). The thing is, though, I can’t tell how interested in me she is. She’s often quiet, a lot like me, and it can be really hard to tell if she’s enjoying herself. On the other hand, she trusted me enough to call me about picking her up from the metro after missing her bus at night, and we may be planning to see old friends at college together (well, maybe not together, since they’re her friends, but she trusts me to drive). I guess I’m wondering is 1) Is what I’m looking to ask her a good idea and 2) What is the best way to ask?


    backinthegame91
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    September 13, 2014 at 11:10 am #61914

    I would just ask her out on a date. It sounds strange to ask for a mutual understanding of how things will go. If that seems more natural to you, then go for it.

    KittyHammer
    KittyHammer
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    September 13, 2014 at 6:42 pm #61930

    1) Is what I’m looking to ask her a good idea? Yes. Unless you want her to see another guy take her and become her boyfriend…what you are doing is an excellent idea.
    2) What is the best way to ask?
    “We recently got re-acquainted, I want to expand our friendship into a relationship.” This is known as the direct approach.