Two months later we're still fully engaged in fun exchanges regularly (its been very deep, intellectual and emotionally intimate but not overly flirty or sexual) We have talked relationships from our past and vague future goals for them. We have discussed about being busy professional people who enjoyed alone time a lot and the struggles of balancing that in dating with busy schedules. I know he's been talking about me to others since he came to me one day saying his BFF knew me and only had sweet things to say about me (and hoped it wasn't creepy AF that we had that connection). In reality his BFF and mine are great friends and we eventually established each of us had met the other's BFF at various parties over the years which is pretty amazing in itself.
He's now asked to meet one-on-one in person for the first time (after 2.5 months of chatting) which I guess has surprised me because a group meeting with the BFFs would have been a better friend first meeting if that was the intention. Now I'm second guessing the comment I took as a soft rejection and wondering if we're going on a date?
Was the "not actively seeking a partner" thing a rejection? I know "I don't want a relationship right now" is a rejection but this is softer and could also be "hey I'm going with the flow and just actively mingling to see if I click with someone" which isn't a rejection. what are your thoughts?