Ok, so there's this girl, we'll call her A-Bomb, and I'm really into her and have been for ages, but she is a total enigma. Our history goes like this:
*Met in high school (bear in mind I'm from the UK...), fancied each other but I did nothing due to a combo of fear of rejection and peer pressure.
* During college (age 16-18/19) fall out of contact somewhat, get into relationships, live our lives as nothing more than casual acquaintances.
*Both move back home after Uni (around 5 years after leaving high school), both single but headf*cked after messy break-ups. Go on a date and kiss.
*Flirt like mad.
*My headf*ckery gets the better of me, I get a bit intense and she tells me to back off, which I do.
*Four weeks or so later I get offered a job in Milan and she all of a sudden gets back in touch.
*I don't go to Milan but spend 5 weeks in New Zealand instead (Nov-Dec) we flirt mildly and I receive bucket loads of mixed signals.
*I return from NZ (which is MEGA btw, everyone should go at least once) we hang out and all is good. Yet more mixed signals.
*She drunkenly sleeps with a friend at Xmas (which she later tells me she really regrets), I am a little hurt and confused and get sh*tty, telling her she should have told me where I stand instead of stringing me along and sending me mixed signals. She goes mental and tells me she "never made any romantic representations" to me, which is just plain wrong.
* Xmas day we make up and decide to start 2011 afresh, "With a friendship that has never been stronger."
And that is present day, we text/Facebook each other often and hang out most weekends. She still, unconsciously or not, keeps sending me mixed signals. I really like her but don't know how to proceed. I don't want to slip into the friendzone but I don't want to broach the her-and-me subject again for fear of ruining things, again. Comments and criticisms welcome!