F2 denied 3 times, can we apply F1

Hi all,

I have applied F2 visa 3 times and got denial for my wife. Is that ok if I apply F1 visa now. Will there be any chance that VO can ask about previous F2 denials, if so what s the best way to answer. Can some please suggest us what s the best way to proceed F1 visa or tourist visa is best? I will wait for any advise or any sort of help of suggestions. Thank you in advance. Pls suggest me

did you applied for f1 later.