yea i think that if you just need to keep being yourself. there is no point pretending to be something your not to get a girl cause that never works out.
well u could tell this girl how you feel, however that could do something to your friendship. i am not sure how you could go about telling her without being blatent u could ask her would she ever go out with one of her friends? see what she would say. thats one way u could see if she would.