Lots of eye contact, using your name, and letting you know how turned on he is are all very good signs that you are not just a warm and soft receptacle for his orgasm.
So before you reach DATE, how can you tell whether the other person is getting invested?
You can ask, of course, and I always encourage you to do that.
If he doesn’t want to risk losing you to someone else, he’ll make his interest clear.
Update: Unfortunately, due to the growth of HUS, it’s no longer possible to provide individual advice in the comment threads.
In a culture that prioritizes sexual intimacy before emotional intimacy, forming real romantic attachments is a challenge for both men and women. As you can see, there are lots of hurdles one needs to jump before landing in a loving romantic relationship, known as dating.
And there are many perils and risks along the journey.
It can be awkward, though, and it’s better if you are not left wondering every step of the way, in need of verbal clarification to understand what is going on.1. He is curious about your schedule, your friendships, your favorite things, what you find funny, etc.
He wants to acquaint himself with your background and your routines.2. Whether it’s about his new haircut, an interest of his, or his friendships, he seeks reassurance that you find him appealing.3.
In short, these things happened, but not in the way that I expected them to.
I broke things off with my ex, drove back to campus, and headed to the art building for a class assignment.
If his friends don’t seem to know much about you or your role in his life, that is never a good sign.5. If he’s into it, he will not roll his eyes when you need to talk.