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... Sometimes he flirts.
I am Not reading Too much into what he has said here, dear. With him once in a while, being a flirt, the writing on the wall and all is spelling out that maybe he Respects you just in asking your Opinion in General as a Woman... A hypothetical question for laughs and giggles.
Don't take this to heart until he shows More in Store With... Asking you out as a date or even A... Mate.
Good luck. xx0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE