"Opening a friendship is a problem, because that's not what you really want and she knows it.
Lord, I wish nobody had come up with that "just tell her how you feel" thing. It's so much pressure on the one hearing it.…"
"I think you handled that pretty well. Just watch your own emotions and put as little thought as possible into that "give it another go" thing. Actively keep yourself from daydreaming about her, for instance. Sure, when…"
"So you asked her on a "real" date before or after she told you she's not attracted to you? If she's not into you, don't date her, not even platonically. Even if you have to call her back or write her and say…"
"I wouldn't do it privately or one-on-one, but I would in a group.
If one is OK with more and the other isn't, go with the one who has the stronger need for exclusivity. This would develop a problem if it were something like…"