I told him and he stopped being my friend. It's been more than 25 years since we've spoken. I cried more over losing his friendship than I ever did over him not being interested in me otherwise. :(( This is why I always recommend that instead of coming right out and declaring deep feelings for a friend, that one discuss the POSSIBILITY of something further developing if the other person is interested. That let's the subject be brought up, but doesn't tip your hand and scare the other person away.
Once. Big mistake. No longer see that person.
I had one of those once. We don't talk now because both of our ego's are too big to meet on common ground. He is a womanizer and I can't stomach that behavior, honestly.
It never happened to me.
If it would've I would be devastated :( and we cannot force anyone to love us the way we love them.