Wow, that is a really shitty story. Kudos for trying, sorry for how bad it ended.
If you want to be with a girl, you probably shouldn't be really straightforward about it. Get to know her a bit, try to befriend her and take it one step at a time...
If he tries to befriend her, that's exactly what's gonna happen: He's gonna be placed in the friend zone. Girls don't want you to befriend them or be nice and understanding to them, that's called being a friend. They want that other thing, the one with the contradicting actions and absurd mind games.
Getting a lot of girls in the friend zone is the first step to being able to get the girl you want in the lover zone.