We come across people of various kinds. As time passes by, one tends to get acquainted with them, coming to terms as friends. I think, there are moments when one has to take advantage of the other. According to me, it strengthens the relationship. It is also natural for us to hesitate. As one wouldn't know anything about the response. Whether the other person minds it, or wishes that she/he could have made the move.
I've always thought that it is fine to take advantage of another person. In goodwill. Of course, it will be difficult to predict a response. If not, the mind is thrown into a quandary, and we tend to brood over it. There are times when people have done the same, with goodness. And i'm glad that the ice is broken.
At the same time, it's also okay to ask for help from somebody whom we scarcely know. Being reticent, it's not cheerful enough. Than to feel awkward about it for some time to follow, and to hear the other person say 'Oh! i could have helped you, if i had known about it!' There are times when we simply should be straight with our views or questions. It does help sort things out.