I actually just asked my boyfriend this so you could get a guys perspective. He said, “I would much rather the girl I like or liked me to come forth and try to talk to me rather than getting a friend to get us together. Guys are also very scared of rejection so if you haven’t tried to contact him that much he may be afraid that you will reject him if he does ask you out. Personally, I’d rather a girl just ask me to hang out with her and just see where it goes from there.” So basically have if you haven’t tried to talk to him since then you should text him and get a conversation going! If he likes you he may not tell your friend because if he does get rejected it’s just between the two of you. Hope this helps!!