You know how people sometimes (or often times?) fall in love with long time friends/acquaintances right?
I wonder if if one reason this happens is because the person in question is so fearful about talking to other people their focus narrows to the point that they see that friend as the only person of interest in their life.
As in do they fear rejection so much that they try to pursue something with a friend, under the thought that the possibility of rejection is (or should be) very low.
Of course this may be counteracted by the fear that trying to take an established friendship could lead the ruination of a good friendship.
What do you think?