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Hey guys. My name is Shallon and I'm here to help you with all the questions you might have about love, lust, romance, and everything in between. For more, visit me on twitter @downtownshallon or be sure to check out my website shallononline.com. Turning a friendship into romance is not always easy but it is possible. Here are a few easy steps to get the job done. First of all, don't talk to the other person, guy or girl, about who they might be dating or who they like. I know that this is really tempting because you feel like you're bonding with them, and maybe if you can secretly give them bad advice to break up with that person and date you, but what's more likely to happen is that they will start to see you as their therapist. And that is the opposite of a boyfriend or a girlfriend. So make sure that you guys keep the subjects that have nothing to do with them hanging out with someone else. Also, try to position yourself as more than just a friend. Guys take some pride in your appearance. Do you hair a little bit, a few spritz of cologne or some nice deodorant care in there will help separate you from just one of the buddies to a manly man. Girls, same thing. You don't have to go over the top with any make up or anything like that, but a little lip gloss, maybe some body spray, brush our hair out, will again, help a boy see you as more than just a pal. Guys, if you really like a girl, don't be afraid to ask her to hang out. A lot of times I've had big crushes on my guy friends, but I was just terrified to make the first move. That's kind of a man's job. So if you really like her say, "Hey, why don't you and I go to the movies this week. I'll buy you a soda and some popcorn and we can see the new Captain America." If she's into it she'll be like OK, and maybe she'll start to see you in a new light she never thought possible. But if she's not, hey, worst case you still have a great friendship, and that is sometimes more valuable.