Hey OT'ers, never really came in here but always lurking keeping myself entertained at work and laughed my ass off at some of the stuff in here today....all pretty much true... Anyways, I'll make this short enough, if you guys want details let me know but basically I've been hanging out with this girl I've known for awhile (not really friends or anything, just see each other once and awhile, run into each other, whatever). I've always thought she's attractive, but for whatever reason have been involved with someone or just enjoying being single and hitting the bars and stuff with friends. We were getting more and more flirty and playful type stuff, so we started hanging out and I found out she had a BF which she had broken up with. Anyways, were getting closer and closer and then after a couple weeks she tells me that she needs time to figure shit out. We've talked about stuff and were both pretty clear that we like each other, are attracted & what not, thats pretty clear to each of us. Understandable sort of (as far as women go...), dated the ex for a long time, I don't wanna be the rebound....then a week later gets back together with ex. The ex/whatever is not top-notch, abusive mentally and physically, but I'm like whatever. Normally I'd just entirely stop talking to her, but I have a habit of doing that...and while I know it's great game for me to just move on, I decided I would at least keep in touch with her and stuff..... So I'm not gonna get hung up on her or anything, gonna just keep having fun and doing whatever happens, but what do you guys think about the potential of slipping into the friendzone and dating someone later on? I learned early on as soon as you're in the friendszone you're done...but usually those relationships were where I wanted something that the other person didn't or vice versa....we were both pretty clear about how we felt about each other, and she was at the bar last night and of course we ended up real flirty and playing around all night. On the flipside I've had females tell me that their best relationships with guys have always been the ones that really were friends before anything else....scary thought.... Guess it's a little different for me since I've never dated/gotten involved with anyone who has a BF at the time....always straight up single girls, so I'm wondering if I'm being entirely stupid or if its worth a little maintence at least to keep up the relationship as is....dunno, thoughts OT'ers?