What is up with "I Love you like a friend/brother". I have been out to clubs and a few dates. Met alot of lovely woman, some have been great friends.
However recently been dating someone, for about 4 months and everything was great, I thought. After a night of Dinner, Drinks and Dancing. Like always walked her to her door. However, after I got my usual hug and thank you for a fun night. I got," I love you like your my brother, you are so good to me" That threw me for a loop because the way we were dancing at the Club If we were brother & sister we should see a therapist right away.
Ladies what's up with this Let's be friend first and then leave the guy in the Friend Zone.
On your profile you stated that you were not looking for anything ltr and that might be why she contacted you. She maybe at a spot in her life where she too may not be looking for anything serious. You may both have different ideas of casual dating.
Everything I read in response to your issue is very true. If she wanted to take it to the next level or even thought there was a possibility you would know. The point I wanted to add however is how to look at your situation from an advantage point....If this young lady is "cool" and you enjoy her company...see if she has other "cool"friends. Now I know this is going to cause a lot of eyebrows o raise but I'm dead serious. When you have single friends (especially of the opposite sex) hang out and take notes about what they have to say about their other single friends. Now, don't rush off and say "Hey, hook me up w/ your girl" because 1. that sounds tacky, and 2.the friend you use to wine & dine as a prospect may get offended and shut down on you. Then, where will you be?
So listen when she talks, if she's talking about her friend Sue ask questions (where is Sue's man?, what does her man think of this?,etc.) all your friend will think is that your enthralled in the conversation. If she mentions that she and Sue went shopping you might want to tease lightly "Man, where does Sue work?,I need to work there!" this way you've found out if Sue has a job,if she's good with budgeting her money,etc. Now I am by NO means saying use your friend or do anything to hurt your friend. I'm just suggesting if there is absolutely no way you guys are going to hook up and you have GOOD intentions...then go for yours. I have done this several times with my male friends who considered me their sister and it works! And 9 times out of 10 your friend has already talked you up anyway! However sometimes that can backfire to..so just look at the situation from all ends and keep your options open.-xoxo
Ok, as a person who has personally DONE that, I could have a possible explanation. For me personally, its the safer way to go. Its sometimes scary to put yourself out there, make yourself vulnerable to others. Its easier to put the "friend" moniker on a sweet,kind guy than to take the chance of being in love. I have done that a few times, much to my own regret! Anyway, that could POSSIBLY be a reason...