I know, it sounds horrible because we are both in Re-Entry, but don't let that fool you, she is actually a really wonderful person, so is everyone else in my Re-Entry class. Re-Entry is where you can go if you get suspended for a whole year or half a year at my high school, it's not rehab or anything, it's just a place where students can go and do the work they would in normal high school. It is a much better option than just being suspended, because if you do Re-Entry, they will shorten your suspension and let you come back early (as opposed to serving the full suspension). Well I have a crush on this girl in there, and as I said, she is a wonderful person. We have talked a few times since we met on January 3, 2010. We have really talked a lot these past few days, both in real life and online. We both have similar interests and she is intelligent, funny, beautiful, nice, helpful, and just overall great person. Her former boyfriend broke up with her a week or two ago, so she is single now.
Yesterday we had a heart-to-heart discussion in group, and later that evening we talked online about what we liked to do, our interests, and various other things. Even though we have only known each other for about a month, I think I may have feelings for her. I haven't really felt this way since I screwed things up with my best friend who I fell in love with, but then she didn't feel the same way about me and things got kind of awkward then (but are mostly normal now), and that was four months ago. I think I'm going to take things slow and not make the same mistakes I made four months ago. I think maybe her and I should talk like everyday (we see each other every day, except weekends), and maybe in a few weeks or so I will ask her out (unless I discover she doesn't feel the same way about me). I am however worried that I might wait too long and someone else might sieze the opportunity to ask her out. I don't just want her for sex or anything like that, and I'm sure she doesn't just want me for that either. We both feel as though 16 (her age) and 17 (my age) are two young for sex at this time.
While I am worried that I might wait too long, I am also worried that things won't work out between us (including but not limited to being rejected or only being in a relationship for a short period of time, because things didn't work out), and not only would that hurt for the obvious reason (us not being together), but it could possibly ruin our friendship, and/or my excellent reputation with my fellow students (but she is more important to me than any reputation or anything else in this world). So, does my idea about waiting sound like a good idea or not? If anyone else has a better idea, please, feel free to suggest it. Thank you all for your help and understanding.