Something I'm struggling to figure out. Let's assume that yes, you've been sexually rejected by all women you have ever met so far. Fine. Then you meet one and think she'll be different, but when you make a move you're rejected again. Ouch. But! She likes your personality and wants to be friends, for real. She's willing to put in the work on her side as well to maintain the relationship, she just won't sleep with you. While obviously it's not your first choice, unless your cup of existing friendships runneth over how is being friends a bad thing? Sure, initially it might feel like a bs consolation prize, but if you were attracted to her personality as well as physically wouldn't it still be valuable to keep a cool person in your life? I'm not talking about "It's not you it's me, let's just be friends" soft No's where everyone knows it's not in the cards, but actual genuine platonic friendship. The kind where she's the first to show up if you're in the hospital, the person who takes your calls in the middle of the night when you need to talk, someone to get drunk with or play video games with, who'll bail you out of jail, etc. Why is friendship a non-starter, especially since it doesn't preclude you from still pursuing other romantic relationships?