Here's the situation. I've built rapport/comfort with this girl (HB 9/10) for over a year now, without building sexual tension, and I think I'm in the friend zone (which was the biggest mistake ever, but hey, I didn't know about this stuff until 3 months ago). I'm 18 and I'm in my last year of high school, so I guess you could call it high school game. This girl is 100% compatible with me, and I think she's perfect, so its kinda hard to get rid of this "one-itis" that I have. The reason I'm posting this is because I'm confused at the moment for two reasons.
1) I'm not sure If I'm in the friend zone, because she gives me mixed signals.
2)If I really am in the friend zone, how do I cut off contact with her if I see her everyday at school.
A month ago I told her I was confused after telling her she was beautiful and funny (basically giving her compliments), and she replied with "I think we're friends!" This surprised me, because several of my friends thought that there was definitely something going on between the two of us. She later told me that she was naturally flirty (which I still can't quite accept). Since then I've been trying to cut off contact with her to get out of the zone, and exploring other options (which helped me take my mind off of her and i guess made her jealous as well. Recently at a party we met, and I basically let her approach me, which she did. As I flirted and danced with other girls in front of her, her approaches to me became more frequent, and she started following me wherever I went, even grabbing at my arm and tugging me. If it was any other girl, I would've made a move, but because of what she said last time ("I think we're friends!"), I didn't close. I'm still, confused, am I building attraction? What phase am I at now? Do I still continue to cut contact with her(i've only cut contact for 2 weeks now as much as possible)? What do I do now?
The second more specific concern is, how do I cut contact with a girl I see everyday. She's in my classes, I see her in the hallways, and it makes it hard to cut contact. At the moment I never approach her, but I do smile when we make eye contact, and if she does approach me, I flirt with her. I'm also talking to other girls? Is there anything else I should be doing? Or am I doing something wrong? HELP!