If the two of you have known each other for several years, then physical intimacy may not be an awkward topic.The anxiety is natural; and so the best advice is to go with the flow.They may think of you as a safety or just another one of the “girls” or “guys” depending on what your sex may be, so it may be hard to win their attraction and make dating viable.
But don’t let romance affect the great friendship you two shared at one point of time.
We say indulge in things without risking your friendship.
Basically, what you’re doing is testing the waters.
This will help you make the situation easier as you gently move from being friends into something more serious.
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