Well... alright, I'm just under the impression that guys like the 'thrill of the chase'. I actually feel like part of the reason he won't bother replying to me properly is because I'm just too easy to reach. He knows I'm interested by now, I'm sure, and he knows that everything can be under his terms if he gives me enough encouragement... and that's boring. Isn't it?
That said, I felt that he offered the option of me picking a date next week because he understood his email was abrupt, and respected that I might not be free. So I took him up on that to justify his thinking, in a way.
However, I know what you're saying. There is a reason why I feel like I might have done the insane - if I push too hard, I might push him away instead of encouraging him to push back. It's hard to gauge what I'm worth, at times like these.
And I guess I probably shouldn't have given a toss about how I looked, but I couldn't help caring anyway. ^^;; Sorry.
Thank you! :D I'd like to think it's a good sign. To be honest, if he'd ignored me all week I would have probably told you guys I need to find a way to really quit on him. But now, I wonder if it's okay for me to feel that at least he doesn't dislike me (like I'd been worried about for a while).
I'm pondering how to propose next week's lunch date. I guess I might bring it up when I next see him on Sunday, if I get the chance and if he turns up. I'll probably shoot for Tuesday.
I'll let you know how it goes! Thanks everyone for your advice so far. If it hadn't been for this thread, who knows many clingy or annoying texts or emails might have made their way through. shudders