Seems like a harmless question, right? I ask just about anyone this question, especially if we're chatting on a Friday.
A few weeks back I met a nice guy on Match. We struck up a conversation, and agreed to meet for dinner that Friday. I thought it went OK, but I wasn't convinced he was interested. I was pleasantly surprised when I heard from him the next day.
We continued talking all week, and the following Friday he texted me to say good morning, and that he was
|I suppose that's one possibility.|
I didn't actually expect (or need) the explanation, but him giving it to me was, I thought, a sign he wanted to keep chatting. Plus, we were basically in the middle of a conversation (as much as you can be over text, anyway), so I was encouraged. It was a Friday morning, so I asked,
"What are you doing this weekend?"
I suppose it could have sounded like I was leading up to asking him out, or hinting that I wanted to ask him. Actually, neither was true, though I might have accepted an invite if one had been extended.
Turned out it wouldn't matter. This was about three weeks ago - and I haven't heard from him since.
I can understand not wanting to go out again. I can even understand (sort of) continuing to chat in case you weren't sure. I can absolutely understand not being sure what to say if you're not sure and you think you've been backed into a corner.
What's a little confusing is why a grown man would just disappear rather than just finishing a conversation - especially one he started.