I told him the truth, that I have just gotten out of a bad relationship and I wasn't really looking to date right now, but I thanked him for the offer.
He immediately replied "ok," but six hours later he texts me and says "U know I wasn't trying to date you or anything. I was just lookin to chill sometime... I just got out of a 9 year relationship... so"
Now, he never specifically used the word "date," but I have been under the strong impression my whole life that if a man asks you to dinner, that is a DATE not just "chilling." I'm confused. Is he just trying to save face after being (politely) rejected, pretending that he wasn't actually interested in me like that, or am I just clueless?
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He was not only trying to save face and kind of passive aggressively throw a shot at you. He was likely embarassed and bitter for getting rejected, so to make himself feel better, he basically said: "Yeah you're not actually good enough for me to date, I was just trying to be nice to you so don't go thinking that you hurt my self esteem or anything, you're not too good for me!." He's a douche, ignore him.1