“I have to disagree with you there. If you want something more then a short term relationship you should be her friend. You just shouldn’t be her “girl friend”. She has female friends for that (and if she doesn’t that is a major warning sign.)
But friend yes.”
That’s pretty much what I meant, not being her girlfriend. Friendship can grow from dating, but your approach should be romantic, not friends. It’s a different mindset.
There’s that term, the dreaded “friends zone”. That’s what I’m talking about.