Of romantical things that have worked out for you, do your interactions normally start out as flirtatious, or are you often [seemingly] platonic-ish friends with someone for a while before anything works out? Assuming you want to date someone, is one of these approaches more a path to success than the other? Is allowing a friendship to form between you and another person a death sentence for any romantic future?
Related: If you like someone, how often / under what circumstances will you try to get to know them as a friend, rather than hitting on them from the get-go?
Marginally related: is it rude to re-post a question on TQC because you want the opinions of people who are awake at different times of day? 4:19AM does not seem promising for getting a large number of responses.