Well, there can be more perspectives to this
- At this point, there was mutual interest. If there was none at all, you’d never had went out together. There was a point were you both were interested.
- There’s always the chance the someone felt something more intense than the other. So, for someone it feels like it’s worth trying in a way that’s blind to the fact that the other doesn’t feel it.
- Things worth having need work, they don’t fall from the sky. At some point, beyond initial mutual interest, work is needed. Of course.