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    I really like my friend - we haven't been friends for very long and 99% of the time communicate online - but we get along so well and I'm really attracted to him. I told him that I like him but all he said was that he was "emotionally unavailable" right now, and even started putting up barriers like not really replying to my messages all the time (which aren't excessive or anything). Normally I'd get the hint and move on but I'm pretty infatuated, just staying friends is so difficult for me but he really seems to like being my friend and won't let me go. Should I try and get him to like me or just try and quit?
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    don't do either. don't try and make him feel something, that's just wrong, and don't quit because you will get hung up on it. leave it and let it take its course.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    I really like my friend - we haven't been friends for very long and 99% of the time communicate online - but we get along so well and I'm really attracted to him. I told him that I like him but all he said was that he was "emotionally unavailable" right now, and even started putting up barriers like not really replying to my messages all the time (which aren't excessive or anything). Normally I'd get the hint and move on but I'm pretty infatuated, just staying friends is so difficult for me but he really seems to like being my friend and won't let me go. Should I try and get him to like me or just try and quit?
    does he have a girlfriend. quit trying to make him like you because might end up ruining your friendship.
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    If he's told you he's emotionally unavail and is putting up barriers, don't hold out hope for him liking you back in that way soz.

    Either choose to move on if it's too hard to stay friends or suck it up and carry on a platonic relationship. Personally, I'd say carry on being friends. Once you accept things as they are, the infatuation should pass.
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    You should move on I think, or you will probably make him more uncomfortable making it worse.
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    friends can grow to like each other
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    Yes of course. You will become attached to their personality.

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