I have a friend who I am attracted to and who seems to be attracted to me. It is impossible for us to date/be in a relationship right now because of a temporary (several months to a year) geographical separation.
There are other women in my life that I am attracted to physically and would like to mess around with in the interim. Since this girl and I are not in a relationship (we are just friends as of now) would: a) my messing around ruin or harm my chances with her or b) her seeing me with other women up my value and keep the attraction neutral/improve it?
I ask because she is a person who I see the potential for a long term relationship with and I would like to avoid burning the bridge if possible.