Here's the background:
I have a good friend of mine that I like a lot as more than just friends. We're good friends, we're open with each other about feelings, thoughts, etc., and we're both practicing Catholics trying to find our spouses. After several months of agonizing over it I finally gave-in and told her how I felt. She, not surprisingly, told me she didn't like me like that and we proceeded to have a long and open conversation on dating, love, and so on. We're still friends (which is good).
Nonetheless I still like her quite a lot. And I do hope that maybe she'll come around some day, particularly since we get along quite well and I think we'd be great together. I have some feeling that we'll likely end-up together.
But I don't know how feasible this is. As much as I like her (and I REALLY like her, I care about her quite a lot) I don't know if this will ever happen. Friends warned me that she is still a bit immature and not serious about dating despite the fact that she really wants to get married and become a mom (which I find insanely attractive about her...I'd definitely like to have kids with her :)).
In a nutshell I don't know what to do. What does everyone think? Hold-out or just give-up? Or, more appropriately, how realistic is all this?