If they really are attracted to you, or want something, no matter what it is, friendship, love, they will not care what anyone else thinks. Period. They will also make room in there life for you, reach out to you, talk, laugh, spend quality time. If you don't have an answer after you reaching out, you know where you stand. At least you can say you tried. The other action is on them. <3
That's something we have in common. We like to just put a smile on and act like we don't mind it, but really when they don't say anything to defend us, they may as well have been the ones to verbally assault us. Silence hurts so much more than words then.