I am not encuraging you to do anything stupid... oh wait I am... nevermind..
Well Klutch, I'd say - go for it man, one step at the time. First friends, then bestfriends, then more.. who knows... I am sure you can give a propper kick if you want in the face of that bf
Joke aside - you have to do a value check.. friend or girl friend.. what's the most value to you?