Male Best Friend

I have had this best male friend for a long time now and I've been sort of thinking of asking him out. I'm just scared that I'd only be jeoporadising what we have now. Do you think I should cross that line?

A. Life is full of risk and yes, you'd be taking one by asking your friend out but there are what I called positive risks, in other words, not foolhardy ones.

This could be one of those. If you're friends, aren't you already going out and doing things together a lot? Why don't you just start creating some opportunities to be alone with him, to do more personal things? If there's any possibility of romantic feelings developing, surely it will become clear.

They say that the best relationships are those that begin with a basis of friendship. The natural way is usually best so trust that and let it happen.

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