In love with one of my best friends of five years but don't want to ruin our friendship in case she doesn't feel the same
Theres no harm in trying, but lets be serious. If nothing happened in 5 years, chances are nothing will. Dont delude yourself and go find someone that will want to actually be with you, because of you. Dont be a beta fag orbiter anon
Thing is, anon, you'll regret not doing anything, not telling her or not even asking her out. You may have convinced yourself you'll be fine just with friendship, but you won't. These feelings will always hide somewhere within you and you'll end up hamging and wondering what if.
I say, at least try.