I just signed up just to ask about this.
I got this friend. We've known each other since college (we both recently graduated). Throughout college she dated a guy that was a good friend of mine. For a short time I dated a friend of hers in college. We were pretty good friends back then, hanging out with the same groups of people and each other.
She just broke up with her long term boyfriend a couple months ago because he's moving out-of-state. It wasn't going to work anyway.
Since then we've been hanging out off-and-on on the weekends. We're going to her company party/social dance soon too. On multiple occasions people asked if she's my girlfriend and I say no.
But what can I do to move beyond friendship?
I don't think we'd be a great long-term couple and I've said as much. It'd just be a local maximum, when I know there's better matches out there for both of us. She's not really looking for a boyfriend, anyhow.
But I really think we could be more than just friends and we'd enjoy it.
How have people done this in the past?
Do you guys have case studies I can read about?