A guy shared a story of how he had wanted to date a girl that he always see around in the gym and proceeded to ask another guy (A) who was always hanging out with her if she was single.
(A) told him that they were only friends and he would help him ask the girl but while he was asking halfway, the girl mistook it as he was asking her out instead and told him that she has been waiting for him to ask her out for the longest time.
As a result, the guy accidentally became (A)’s wingman instead.
Here is the story
“At my gym over the past couple of months I’ve noticed a cute girl who works out around the same time I do and I was interested in asking her out, but I’m kind of awkward and I don’t approach girls in the gym.
A few times I’ve seen her talk to a guy (A) who she seems to be friends with, I haven’t seen anything romantic or flirtatious between them and I was pretty confident they weren’t together. So my awkward self decided to talk to (A) and ask him if she was single.
He said he had no idea, that they know each other because they used to work together, and have been friends ever since. As he was talking she came walking over to us, and before I could stop him he turned to ask her:
(Paraphrasing what I remember)
(A): hey are you single? Becau-
Her: God it’s about time! I have been waiting forever for you to ask me out.
Her: …is that not what you were asking?
(A): yeah it is! Are you free Saturday?
Her: absolutely! Text me, I have to get going soon.
Throughout this I was just standing there like a third wheel watching like an idiot. After she left (A) turned to me with an apologetic look on his face and said he’d always had a crush on her but never acted because he didn’t want to hurt their friendship if she didn’t feel the same way.
I told him I completely understood and was happy for both of them.
All in all, -1 for me and +2 for them = net gain for love.”