It’s hard to negotiate the muddled and vague waters of possible romance when we don’t know where we stand with each other.

Varied, mixed, and inconsistent signals add to the melee while we straddle the line of safety where we do not want to risk rejection and/or risk the friendship.

When both parties are playing it safe and unsure as to how to proceed, there is a risk that a romantic understanding won’t come into fruition.

It is essential for both parties to come to an understanding as to how they feel for each other in order to proceed but there are times where safety and fear of rejection becomes the overriding sentiment and it puts everything on a standstill.

Until we know where we stand, the tension will continue to build up.

(c) Niconica 2012