Here's my situation (may be lengthy to explain).
So there's this girl I met last year in college after I had been single for a year but previously gotten out of a long term relationship (7 years). We met through mutual friends/organization and had/have GREAT chemistry. We became really good friends really quick and I definitely picked up on signs from her suggesting that she had feelings for me. For example, she would complain why I would ask her friends to hang out and not her or give me phone calls saving "hey im not avoiding you i promise.. and such" OR her friend admitting to me after i told her about the phone call suggesting "she has feelings for you."
Since I had recently gotten out of a relationship, I didn't really want to pursue anything with her because she is a great girl and I could totally see myself falling for her head over heels cause we connect/connected so well. I just wanted to be single and have fun, get back on my game live the single life for a while. While all this was happening, I forgot to mention, that she had a boyfriend but they've been on a road filled with potholes and I still to this day don't understand their relationship, but that doesn't matter.
One of our mutual friends told me "shes waiting for the right guy to come save her" indirectly suggesting me for the role. Being arrogant I didn't take much from this and continued my preferred lifestyle.
Whenever I see her shes still really happy to see me, cause *not tooting my horn* but she knows, and her friends know, that i'm a great guy, smart, nice and talented. I can still tell the attraction is somewhat still present but now that I actually want her I dont know how to address the attraction. I find it so easy with girls i dont know but someone I have been more than acquainted with, its a freaking challenge cause its been prolonged.
We never previously admitted to each other directly about the feelings we shared and kind of let it drag off and stop on its own till we somewhat stopped talking. School started up recently again and we saw each other, and again she had a huge smile on her face as soon as she saw me across the room and came over to say hi and give me a hug and suggested that we go out for lunch next week and that shed pick me up in her new car that shes thrilled for me to see.
So what should I do? How do I get her back to where she was when I was too stupid to address the situation? I for some reason actually miss her and think about her randomly, yet frequently throughout the day sometimes. She is basically what I want in a girl, shes funny smart pretty intellectual and spiritual. I think she may be the perfect girl for me but I might have lost her, what do you guys think? How do I bring up what we had for each other in an non aggressive way and let her know that I am interested as well in pursuing something. It's a weird situation, but I'd REALLY APPRECIATE any advice regarding it.
Thank you for taking time out to read this rant!