So there is this girl. i didn't talk to her a year ago but then she liked one of my friends. They hooked up a couple times, she liked him for a while, he left for camp and things didnt work out. We started hanging out during the summer on a very regular basis. At first i thought she was really fun, outgoing, just a real pleasure to be around. School started 3 weeks ago and it is just me and her out of my core group of friends, and we have class together from 9:50 am to 2:40 pm...and from 9:50 to 12:05 we usually spend hanging out at her house. Since the start of school my feelings have been growing and i am now definitely in love with her. I didnt tell her this because she still talked to my friend and i wasnt sure if we dated if she would get back together with him. So i procrastinated. And after i pretty much knew she wasnt into him anymore she was texting this other guy i know. really nice funny guy, but i ddnt really know if it was serious or if they were just friends. I found out recently they were seeing each other (and are now dating) and yesterday i told her how i felt. I told her everything i felt deep down and she said that we would always have something special, and that she loved me too...but that we are just amazingly good friends, that she would rather hang out with me than him any day...but we remain friends. im head over heels for her and i cant function or stay happy knowing he has her love, when i know nobody could love her more than i do...i dont have any idea what to do, because i want to let it go but im tearing myself to pieces thinking about her, and i think this will affect other relationships i may try because i dont think i could love anyone as much as her... so do i wait it out? or continue trying to convince her that i know she is perfect for me and we should be together... p.s. they both want long term relationships, according to her/my friend whom she told that.