There's someone I really like. I like him for a number of obvious reasons but I'm also extremely drawn to him in a way which is nothing short of magnetic.
We've known each other for a few months, we found each other extremely attractive at the outset and the more I come to know of him, the more I like.
It almost seems wrong not to let this develop into something more but the belief that a friendship is more likely to stand the test of time is something which is creating a boundary for me.
My last relationship ended horrifically a couple of years ago and I don't know if it's the thought of experiencing another such 'ending' that's holding me back! It does seem unreasonable to fear something that isn't yet even a remote reality.
So, I'd rather have him in my life as a good friend than risk blowing it by entering into a relationship that might fail however, it seems daft to prevent what could be a really good thing from happening on that basis!
You gotta be in it to win it......or....you don't know till you try.
If it was a long term friendship of years, then it could be quite risky but since the friendship is only a few months old, I'd say it is worth the risk. Saying that I am married to my DH, who was my friend for about 12 years before we got together as a couple.
I say go for it but just take your time and don't sweat it too much.