ugh, I guess I'm the latest poor sap to come here for relationship advice. Woe is me
Anyways... there's a girl that I really like and about 3 weeks ago I told her how I felt and asked her out. She said she just wanted to be friends. Ok, that was pretty devestating but I had fun hanging out with her before I asked her out so I've been trying to be friends since, but it's just different now. I still want to be much more than "just friends" and while I'm still always happy to see her the longer I spend with her the more I think about what could have been and then I just end up really sad. I'd love to hold out hope that one day something will happen between us, but I just find that hard to believe at the moment.
I thought about trying to avoid her to try and stop thinking about her, but firstly we work together and share basically all the same friends so that's difficult and secondly she'd surely realise if I were intentionally avoiding her, so that's not really a viable option either.
So, what should I do?