It's just practical to approach male-female friendships knowing where the pitfalls are so you can work around them. She gets the sense he's interested. You can get to know the parents of your children's friends. He may even convince himself he's fine with that arrangement for a while, but often his original feelings will resurface. Another possibility is he'll say he understands that you don't see him romantically, and that he'd still like to try to be friends.
People are usually pretty busy and already have social lives of their own.
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They were like I was when I was younger, in other words. You may be able to keep the friendship going after he's revealed his feelings, but it's also fine if you feel like the relationship is awkward and tainted and want to be done with it You may realize that while you like the guy's company, there's nothing that special or irreplaceable about it. I suck with women. A shy woman's self-confidence may not be great and she feels she has to take whatever comes to her. It can also be longer term. You only had a few short conversations here and there when you happened to be sitting near him.