An old friend recently told me she had had a crush on me for a long time. She also broke this news to two other of my close friends, and she then asked us why we hadn’t done anything about it. We can’t win at this game, can we? If we like a girl, it turns out they just want to be friends, and if we resolve to just be friends, it turns out they like us. I don’t develop crushes on my female friends out of respect, not disrespect.