Hey /wg/, I'm in a weird situation in my life, and maybe someone can help me sort this out.
I'm currently in high school, and my popularity lays somewhere in the middle. I hand out with the weirder side of the popular kids, but not the full on weebs, and people seem to like me, even though I'm a pretty intimating guy (big, not fat, and an older guy kinda look.) I haven't dated before, but I know of a few girls interested in me. I'm not actively looking for a girlfriend, but I'm thinking of making a move on someone. This girl has expressed interest in me, and has asked me out, and we kinda went out, but not officially. The only thing in my way is that I know that my close friend is really into her. He is this pretty shy, introverted kid, who really digs this girl, and I know it would absolutely destroy him if I dated her. However, it doesn't seem like he is going to be making any moves in the near future.
I don't want to jeopardize my friendship, but I don't want a chance like this to slip. Should I talk to her about this, or should I just let her do her own thing?
I've managed to stay away from drama my entire life, and frankly, have no interest in starting any beef. But, I constantly get told that I should go out with this girl. I really do like her, but I'm too scared to make a move in fear of hurting my friend.
I honestly have no fucking clue on how to handle this situation, and could really use some help.