"I just feel like men and women are communicating in completely different languages, and I don't know how to translate."
Don't try to learn the specifics of the language(s). Instead, try to understand the ways in which men and women communicate. If you can understand the methodology, you can pick up the lingo along the way.
Be blatant. Risk exists, but if two people are the truest of friends, in terms yet to be defined, then the risk should effecitively be minimized to a negligable amount. Right?
Better to have loved and been loved and lost than never to have read Shakespeare. Or lost.