Dating your friend
Especially if he’s not “ready” to pursue a relationship just yet, he might appear seemingly interested, because he’s open to exploring that connection in the future.2. According to Sam*, a 28-year-old business executive, men are not naturally good at interpreting your attraction cues.
And the more he likes you, the more he may convince himself it’s better to be in your friendzone than out of your life—and all your so-called “hints” are falling on deaf ears.
“The really odd thing is that I don't seem to have many issues asking women out. It's like I've built it up because we've been friends for so long.”4.
He’s not sure if he fits into your life at this point.
“From my experience, women hate the idea of clearly explaining their interest.
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D., a professor of psychology at the University of Illinois, Springfield.
Just because you and your best pal are hot for each other doesn’t necessarily mean it’s going to end in dating—we all like having attractive friends, especially men as very “visual” creatures.