Grace127 Posted September 28, 2019 Share Posted September 28, 2019 I'm an 18 year old female and I met this guy about a week ago (probably about 25 years old). He was visiting my local town centre as part of a fundraising event for a charity and I would see him in the same area for about three days. The first time I passed by him, he complimented me on the necklace I was wearing (and I said thanks) The second time I passed by, he held eye contact and looked me in the eye, but I didn't think anything of it as I passed by. Finally, the day after, he happened to come into my work to buy food, spotted me and said "Hi!", to which I replied "hello" back along with a quick smile. As the store was busy, I had to get back to work. Later on that day as I made my way home from work, he was in the same spot where he normally was. I just passing by, music blaring in my earphones, and he stopped me in the street and said something like, "Oh you're on your way home from work so soon." "Are you still at school?" "How old are you?" All this time, he looked me in the eye, not up and down or anything. We shook hands, he told me his name and I told him mine. We had a very brief conversation (mostly one-sided as he was firing questions at me and I didn't really have time to ask him any). Still, I regret not asking him more about himself. I am very shy and get super awkward around guys, so I tend to focus more on remembering to smile and maintain eye contact rather than participate fully in the conversation. Now he's gone, so I won't see him in person anymore. Do you think he was interested in me, or just being friendly? He seemed really nice and I feel like the conversation could've gone a lot further if it wasn't for the fact that I had a bus to catch. I wanted to ask him more about where he was from and about the charity he was supporting. I'm conscious of the fact that I'm probably going to get some comments saying that I'm going overboard, overthinking things or being too "desparate". The thing is, it's tough enough when you have a chance and you blow it, but it's unspeakably harder when you didn't take the chance to begin with, and so have no idea whether a friendship could have developed from it or not. I do know that one of my biggest weaknesses is that I tend to get emotionally attached to people I've just met who've been kind or shown an interest in my day. It sounds immature and silly, but it's something I'm trying to work on. Would it be creepy or stalkerish to find out his last name (through the name of the charity) so I could message/follow him on Facebook or Instagram? I don't want to appear obsessed but I'm quite disappointed that I might have blown a potential friendship :( He seemed quite bold when interacting with me and the questions he asked could be described as "creepy" so I guess he wouldn't mind that much if I reciprocate by reaching out to him in my own way. Any tips or advice would be really appreciated. Thanks for reading this, I know it's practically a mini novel. Anyway, hope you guys have a good day :) Link to comment
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