This post was submitted by Lindzi.
One of my best friends thought that my guy friend might like me, but I blew it off not thinking it could possibly be true. I didn't really want it to be true because I'm confident in saying that I only see him as a friend and I've had friendships suffer before because of feelings that weren't mutual. He and I have two classes together (we're in high school) and every day we walk from the first class to the next one together.
Today, as we walked together, he asked me to go to a movie with him later in the week and I said "okay" because I was caught off guard. Minutes after, I regretted it because I don't want to go on a date with him and he probably got the wrong impression of my feelings for him.
I know that I've created a complicated and awkward situation for both of us but I really want to try to remain friends. A painful conversation is probably inevitable which freaks me out because I'm so uncomfortable with confrontation. Right now, I don't know what to do. I'm not sure if I should reject him now or go and then hint at just staying friends.
Would it be a bad idea to go and invite some mutual friends?