Serious Falling In Love

ok lgi

so for the most part my social interactions irl have been limited to other boys. however a couple of years ago i sat next to this girl in a class. she was really nice and pretty smart too, and we talked a lot over the course of the year. nothing really came out of it but she still smiles and waves at me when we see each other in the halls.

so i've started to like her more, and besides that she really feels like the only girl i have the courage to talk to (as you might have guessed i'm not very good at this stuff). i have considered telling her about my feelings for her but i haven't really thought of the best way to do that yet.

see, the thing is that i haven't had much of an opportunity to talk to her. i usually only see her in the short time between classes and when she's with her friends. additionally, i don't really know the best way to say what i'm trying to say. should i just say it directly or what? that's why i want to know the best course of action for this situation. thanks.
First of all, DONT tell her you're in love out of the blue, its weird and it usually doesnt work, especially if you two aren't that close.

That being said, you definitely should try to arrange a date like AkaiTenshi said. You've said you can see her in the time between classes, that should be more than enough time to talk to her at least once a week. Just try to talk about whatever (for example: how did your holidays go?), and try to figure out what stuff she is interested in so you can arrange a date to do something together. Also remember to do it naturally, if you approach her and try to separate her from her friends by saying ''hey can we talk for a minute'' they'll probably react negatively, but if you just talk to her directly (like you would do with any other person) then her friends won't mind at all.

Also I dont know how old you are or what people in your school use to communicate (instagram? snapchat?) but having another way to talk to her could be positive as well. But remember than talking to her in person is better (and you shouldnt stop doing it even if you start talking to her on snapchat), though used correctly message apps can also help.
 
Pleeeeeease for the love of god just be natural. People seem to have this notion that you need to approach these situations with some sort of gameplan and thats definitely untrue. Im not saying you should sit on your ass and expect something to happen but that you should take it easy and be yourself.I know that what im saying sounds cliche but if you want something legitimate out of this you shouldnt over complicate things, ask her out if you want to go out with her and try to have fun, make it simple.
 
I recently was hanging out with my lifelong friend and decided to fess up about my feelings for her. I have to give her all the props I can for being real mature about it. Turns out I'm just viewed as a brother figure. Not exactly the ideal result but it feels good to have an answer. Plus being told that just makes me feel like a closer friend, so honestly, anything she could've said would've been fine by me as long as we were still cool. Which we are.

Of course, that just means my hopes of finding somebody soon are flushed away.
 
I recently was hanging out with my lifelong friend and decided to fess up about my feelings for her. I have to give her all the props I can for being real mature about it. Turns out I'm just viewed as a brother figure. Not exactly the ideal result but it feels good to have an answer. Plus being told that just makes me feel like a closer friend, so honestly, anything she could've said would've been fine by me as long as we were still cool. Which we are.

Of course, that just means my hopes of finding somebody soon are flushed away.
Nah now you can get her help setting you up, without fear of messing up something between you.