Wasn't gonna post here, but since people in this section usually aren't terrible about advice I'll ask for some.
My whole life I've been single. There have been relationships that have almost taken off into the boyfriend/girlfriend-stage, but those only hurt for the immediate time afterward. I spend most of my time alone, but never really get bored. I'm content with being single.
Still, every very now and then I feel lonely. I wonder, 'What if?' I'm more and more wanting of a relationship with a girl. But, there's also the fact that there's not many girls I'm interested in and the ones I am are either taken or not interested.
I've confided what's going on with one friend, and he gave me some odd advice. There are girls who I know are interested in me, but I don't necessarily like back. My friend pretty much told me to just date one anyways because I might change my mind sometime in the relationship. At first I felt this was pretty shitty advice, because it really sounds like to me that I'd just be, in a way, using that girl (I'm not saying sex right here, despite how it might sound; I just don't want to lie and say I like her). But, even though, the idea is, I guess, seeming a little more appealing, because, again, 'What if?' Maybe I could find the feelings becoming mutual eventually.
This has been going on with me for a couple months now and it's been getting worse, hence the idea above getting more appealing to me. I'm okay with being single, but I'm preferring the idea of starting to date.
So, uh, advice?