TLDR version: I've fallen for one of my best friends but she does not reciprocate. I've tried doing the "just friends" thing, but I don't want that and it hurts to spend time with her. Should I just cut ties? Met this girl almost a year ago at a party. We were instant friends and eventually we started walking together (I'm trying to lose weight). That was great, 40 minutes just the two of us, never stopped talking. I fell hard for her at this point. I invited her to a movie with a group of friends, but my friends all canceled. She texted me a couple hours before the show saying she didn't want to go if it was just us, because it would feel like a date and she didn't want that. I was a little crushed, I wanted to at least have had a chance to legitimately ask her out before she turned me down. We stayed friends though. Have continued walking fairly regularly, and we hang out with our shared group of friends. Usually I can keep my emotions in check enough to make things bearable, but the other day we literally spent the whole day together 10am till about midnight (not alone, with two other couples for the majority of it). That just about killed me by the end of the day. I can't do that again. She's going out of town for a while, but I told her when she gets back we need to talk. We sort of talked about the nature of our friendship before, but it was over text and really avoided saying anything serious. So, I want to sit down face to face and hash out my feelings and how hard this is with her and figure out how we should proceed. I suppose there is a 0.00001% chance enough time has past and we've spent enough time together she might like me... but I would not bet on it. I am just not sure what to say. I don't want to scare her talking about how much I like her, or make her feel awkward and uncomfortable. But I'm sort of at this point where I'm miserable when I'm with her as just her friend, I can't shut down my feelings/desires when I am with her. I don't know, maybe if I just keep this in mind and limit my time to a few hours every few days I can do it. Maybe I just need to get some distance for a while and see about hanging out again after a few months. Or, maybe I should just cut all ties and try to move on... That's how I "got over" my ex, but that was a very different animal altogether. -sigh- I am just curious to hear other's opinions on the matter. Been posting this on Omegle chat to amuse myself, heh, got some interesting replies.