Often guys have problem with women, especially in early life, due to the crush issue. It's a terribly slow way to get women. You get a crush on a girl before you even go on a single date with her. So all the other potential girls pass by. But you might rationalize it as well, this girl is special, I want to be with her. But you can't possibly know what all the other girls are like that pass you by. At least the adult dating world doesn't work as much like this. You just date a few times, and if you don't like each other, it's no biggie as you weren't emotionally invested in each other, and you just move on to the next potential SO.
It's a ton of work to have to get a girl to like you before you even date her. I don't know where you're at in school Doctor but it might work better for you be a bit more casual. That doesn't mean you have to be less serious about relationships, it just means don't get emotionally invested in a girl you haven't even dated yet. You should try asking girls out earlier.
Rejection always sucks, but asking a girl out when you don't have a crush on her is much less worse than doing it when you have a crush on her.
Also note you need not ask her to be your girlfriend straight up, just ask to hang out or do something, and then after hanging out a few times, if there's clearly chemistry and she has no boyfriend, you can ask her out then. This strategy minimizes the risk of rejection and is also much more natural. If you ask some girl you don't really know to hang out, and she says no, you've lost nothing. If she says no to being your GF, well, you still shouldn't be too emotionally invested at that point, just interested in her. If she says no, you can just be her friend, and if she thinks you're cool (which she should if she's still hanging out with you) I'm sure she wouldn't mind introducing you to her friends if she's a good friend.
Too many people friendzone themselves. If you wait too long, it really can destroy the relationship if you ask her out and she doesn't feel that way. If you do it early on, both of you are able to get over it easily and remain friends, and then you're able to see if you like anyone among her friends.
Also on topic I feel like I had 40 dreams last night. I can barely remember any of them but I have tons of random snippets.