have them turn them down. They will wait patiently to ask this person out in order
to make sure their feelings are returned since they are afraid of having their heart
shattered. They don't want to make a fool of themselves by approaching someone
who will reject them. They doubt their hearts could withstand it.
Furthermore, they don't want their misinterpretation of signals to destroy a perfectly wonderful friendship
Whether or if they become a happy couple, they want to keep this person in their lives.
community and getting to know new people.