Okay, when I start describing this situation, it's probably going to sound like the most cliche and trivial thing ever. But please keep reading, because I'll explain why it's such a big deal to me. I really like this girl. I admire her values and I love her personality and I appreciate everything about her. We share the same hobbies and the same interests, and it's really hard to find a girl who has anything in common with me. Every little thing she does makes me like her even more. I feel like she's the perfect girl for me. I feel like I could never find a better girl no matter how long I searched. It's as if my ideal dream girl has come to life - she's such a perfect match. I feel that if I don't try to ask her out, then I'm ruining the opportunity of a lifetime. The problem is that she's one of my friends. I am really afraid to confess my true feelings to her, because if she turns me down, then our friendship would probably be ruined. I'm afraid that whenever she sees me, she'll think to herself, "Ew, it's that guy who was harboring all these creepy secret feelings for me." or "That's the guy who I had to reject." She will be able to look at me and read my mind - she'll know that I'm thinking, "I wish she didn't reject me. I wish she would change her mind. I wish she was my girlfriend." On the other hand, if she agrees to give me a chance, there are problems down that road, as well. I've never had a girlfriend before, so I don't know how to be a boyfriend. I wish I could make her happy and be a good boyfriend to her, but I'm afraid that I wouldn't do a good job at it, because I have no experience. I'm afraid she would leave me for a guy who knows what he's doing, instead of me. She would probably have to be pretty patient with me in the beginning. In return, I would always be patient with her. I'll never learn to be a good partner to someone if I don't gain experience...if she would only give me a chance, then I would do my best to make her happy and treat her right. The way I see it, if she would just agree to give me the opportunity to prove myself, then she would instantly have a loyal guy who is devoted to her and wants to make her happy. But...I understand that she might not see it that way. She might think that my feelings are creepy, or scary, if she heard them. I want to ask: Does the way I'm talking sound romantic, or creepy? Do I sound passionate, or obsessive? If a guy or girl felt this way about you, would you feel flattered, or would you be grossed out? I know it helps if a guy is good-looking, but I'm not very handsome. Do you think that she might turn down my feelings because I am unattractive? If I confess and fail, then our friendship might be ruined. If she agrees to give me a chance, I might blow that chance and loose my dream girl forever. I'm afraid to take action, and I'm afraid to do nothing. I was hoping that I could hear someone else's opinion on my situation, and hear their advice. Do you think that I should confess to her, or stay silent?