Don't you think sometimes it's better being friend rather than being someone special???
I heard many people say.. it's better being friend w/ someone you like/love rather than making them your someone special.
By regarding them as a friend, you can share freely whatever you have in your mind.. no hard feeling when they say or do wrongly or when they ignore u at the time they're busy w/ their own things.. etc.
In Indonesia, they have come to the term of TTM or 'Teman Tapi Mesra', which means 'Friend but Intimate'. They even have a song on it, which is quite famous some time ago.
I dunno whether other country has come out w/ some new terms similar w/ that one or not.. hehehe...