**Quick clarification, when I say Asian, I mean East Asia: China, Japan, Korea, Vietnam, etc.***
There is this Vietnamese American guy who I have really taken a liking to. He recently took me out on one of the best dates I have been on so far. He spent six hours with me and joked around a lot, etc. The thing is, I'm beginning to worry that it wasn't really a date in his eyes and he simply considers me someone he could be a good friends with. Aside from the fact that he never texted me afterwards, I've also noticed that he addresses me as my name plus "san". He doesn't do it always, but whenever he likes what I have said, he'll be like "You are so awesome Ashley-san!" At first I thought it was something special and meant he liked me because he doesn't call any of his other chic friends by that title, but after looking it up and realizing it is a honorific or formal title used for people you don't know very well, I'm beginning to think otherwise. Please help! When you call a girl with the "san" title at the end, does this normally mean you respect and see her as just a friend?
- He is friend zoning you with this titleVote A
- He is not friend zoning you with this titleVote B
- I'm not sure what this meansVote C
Most Helpful Guy
It's an honorific synonym used for people
you're not too close to yet. (sort of difficult to explain)
Like, if I were to meet a stranger here
and talk to them, it'd be rude, to not use
"san" at the end of their name.
I'm not sure why a Vietnamese person would
use it, but then, it's not like languages are limited
to inside the borders.1