Light hearted Dating Advice

Hey guys, I have a super light hearted question, I’m not in any agony.

There’s a girl I have known for 5-6 years now and I’ve always had a crush on her. I say girl but I’m 43 and she’s 36 now. I had my minor crush but the situation was never right, we were either never single at the same time or in the same country at the same time. I have been away from home for over a year now and just got back. We’ve both been single this whole time and we danced around the issue and coyly flirted through social media while I was away. After I got back, this last Friday, we had a picnic in the park with another friend. We’re both passionate about fitness and exercise so we made a date to go running together early the morning after. The run took 30 minutes and then we sat and talked for another 2 hours. On the Sunday I gave her computer assistance and took her out for dinner. After dinner, after I walked her home and we were saying good bye I confessed that I had wanted to take her out to dinner for a very long time. And she kissed me, we kissed and said good night.

Now I’m all of a sudden feeling like a teenager again. I’m normally a fairly decisive and confident man, one who’s been through several spin cycles of love and relationships, yet I’m perplexingly indecisive as to what my next step should be.

I know there are no rules when it comes to dating, that I should just be myself. I also know the feeling is mutual and she probably also wants to see me so whatever date idea I come up with or excuse to see her will be fine. But I suppose I don’t want to come off as “too eager” while at the same time I want to come up with a date that is both thoughtful and fun.

Weird, right?


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