Right. So just some background information about myself. I'm 24, not out, and have never been in a relationship before. So there's this girl that I met nearly 3 years ago, let's call her D. She was an intern at the company that I was working at and did a two week stint then. We hit it off well, and there was already attraction on my part then but I didn't do anything about it. She was actually studying overseas and came back for the internship. For the entire 3 years that we've known each other, we text practically everyday, though when school or work got busy we would stop texting for about 2 weeks maximum before resuming our usual routine. Ever since she came back to the country we have been meeting up frequently for meals, movies, and also to each other's homes just to hang out. The thing is, I honestly don't know how she feels about me. She is a pretty extroverted, outgoing person, so perhaps texting somebody everyday and occasionally sending photos of herself (of the child friendly variety!) is not out of the norm for her? In the 3 years I've known her she has never been attached, although her close friends have tried matchmaking her with guys before and she has had guys wooing her before but she never reciprocates any of their attentions. The frequency of her replying my messages is more erratic now, sometimes even half a day or a day later. I don't know what to make of this situation anymore? One part of me wants to confess and see where takes me, but the more conservative part of me is holding back because I don't want to lose a friend if she doesn't reciprocate my feelings. Dear users of AE, what should I do?