Met her in college in a chinese 101 class. We just happened to sit next to each other and had to speak to each other since it was a language class. We were just good classmates but one day our professor let us out early so we both got food together and hung out while waiting for our next class. We started hanging out more outside of class and became friends.
Eventually we started hanging out very often and all day sometimes. I developed feelings for her but she didn't develop her feelings until her birthday when I surprised her with a present and it was something that was very meaningful to her. She didn't realize her feelings yet and once I told her about how I felt she took a few days and realized she also liked me.
Also college is dating on EZ mode and if you can't pull it off there then you will have no hope in the real world.