I know there are a lot of people that are too shy to confess their feelings to someone, and it ultimately leads to regret and/or constantly asking yourself "what if" questions. I know this isn't anime related, but who doesn't need words of encouragement?
a little story about my fiance and I is we've been friends for 8+ years. he made it known to me that he liked me, but I wasn't interested in him. our friendship continued though, and we both went our separate ways relationship wise. then, last year, he asked me out again for valentine's day in January and I responded with, "sure, why not?" I've had enough heart break to think I'll give him a shot. our relationship started slow, and I told him I didn't have the puppy love crush on him. but he was patient with me, and in time, I came to love him with all my heart.
we now have not only over a year together under our belt, but also over 8 years of friendship and getting to know each other. so, if you love someone, be patient with them. they may not be in a point of their life where they can truly appreciate you yet. and ladies, sometimes giving your friend a chance will be the best thing you could ever do in your life.
I hope my story inspires at least one person.