How do I get my boyfriend's best friend to ask me out?
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I have a crush on my boyfriend's best friend, which is very awkward, because he may not take me seriously even if I end this relationship. How do I convince him?
What exactly do you want him to do? If you like him, but are in a relationship with his friend, how do you expect him to take you seriously? Also, why are you still in this elationship when you are clearly not interested? Aren't you doing yourself and your boyfriend a disservice?
My neighbour has a huge problem with my parents, and they fight every other week about the smallest of things. This didn't bother me much for years because it was none of my business, and I wasn't even remotely interested in the building's affairs. Lately though, I think I have a crush on my neighbour's daughter, who is two years younger than I am. I don't know if she feels the same way, because she smiles at me whenever we meet in the lift, and we chat casually for a few seconds whenever we see each other. I want to ask her out, but I'm afraid of what happens if she mentions this to her father, who will promptly mention this to my parents the next time they have a fight. This sounds like a bad Bollywood film, but I wish I had a solution. What do you suggest?
It does sound like a Bollywood film, which is why you should try and act like a normal person and simply ask her out. If she chooses to drag her parents into this, who in turn, choose to drag your parents into this, you should decide if you want to live like an extra in a soap opera or like a normal human being who just wants to ask a girl out for coffee. She has that choice too, so how this plays out really is up to the two of you behaving like sensible adults.
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