I was hanging out with my best friend and his girlfriend one evening and the girlfriend decided to bring a good friend of hers. This was about a year ago and since then we've become really good friends. We've talked A LOT and even gotten through a few things together. So we already have a strong friendly relationship at the moment. Now I've reached a point in which I'm overly attracted and deeply in love with her. I want to ask, I really do but I don't want to not be friends with her. I'm afraid to ask, I don't know. We have had conversation's on love interests and things we like in a relationship and they went really well and we have similar desires in a relationship, but these talks were never about it ever being us. And in the last few months she's gotten particularly handsy and playful and I can't tell of it's actual flirtatious behaviour or just being really friendly. So here lies my dilemma, should I ask her? And if so, how? Thank you for your time and assistance is greatly appreciated.