I'd be concerned about them having their feelings hurt. The irony is that the nicer I was to them - in an attempt to be gentle - the more their crush might be exacerbated. It's a difficult issue. It's certainly possible to be friends with benefits though - with a number of people - if one is not in a permanent relationship
It makes you feel quite miserable, because you feel so badly for them if you can't return their feelings.
As for that next part you wrote...no.
I meant it the other way...when someone crushes on ME I feel miserable. I feel badly for them.
kinda sad. this happened a while back actually. a good friend of mine. she's a wonderful person, really. I wish I could feel the same about her.
but hey, now she's got a boyfriend so I guess it works out.
uh... no I would never manipulate someone like that. that's ****** up.
that's terrible. I'm so sorry.. I don't know how someone could be so twisted.