Are you in love with a girl who also happens to be a long time friend of yours? This indeed is quite an uncomfortable situation since courting a long time friend and telling her that you want her to be your girlfriend can be a very difficult thing to do.
Telling a long time friend how you feel about her too soon is not the best move you can make. In these cases what you should do is make her realize first that you can also be a potential lover and not just a friend forever.
Many guys think that becoming a close friend is a great strategy to get the girl that they want thinking that the closer you are as a friend to the girl, the easier it will be to make them fall for you. Make no mistake though; because one a girl tags you as a close friend they will not include you in their list of potential boyfriend.
Surprising as it may sound, but psychologically and biologically this fact is true for women. Being tagged as a friend by a woman means that you are not seen as potential lover or partner in either sexual or romantic aspect. So it is very important that you work on escaping that friend zone so you can be seen as a potential boyfriend.
Here are a few tips to get you started on getting your friend to become your girlfriend:
You dont necessarily need to prioritize her all the time. Make her know that you are busy with some other things too. Stop being available all the time to make her want your attention more.
A good way to jump start having pseudo dates is to keep your conversations over the phone or internet short.
Make more exciting and memorable experiences rather than just hanging out with her all the time.
Dont always put up with whatever she wants, you need to show her your alpha side too. Be confident, firm with your decisions, and show a sense of leadership.
These are just a few things to get you started on working out your relationship with your longtime friend and make her see that you are a great potential lover and just a friend.