He is 26, I'm 25, and I met him on Hinge last month and June 10th, to be exact; we messaged each other every day for eight days until he suggested we go out for dinner on June 18th, 2022. We went out for dinner and drinks, and at first, he was very talkative in person. Still, he seemed super nervous, but we managed to have a good conversation flow.
Ever since, he has texted me about twice every week, Monday and & Thursday or, at times, Wednesday and Friday. He asks me about my day and how my week is going, shares pictures of his home decor, and texts me during the holiday weekend when he is at his family's cabin to check in on my day. I also initiate some check-ins, but he has taken the initiative when it comes to texting twice a week.
That said, in his text, he calls me beautiful, he is flirty, and so forth; now, in person, I'm meeting a very awkward guy that seems a bit nervous and tends to forget what we have already spoken about; this is not too say there isn't any laughter in between our conversation, but even after four dates/meetings that included movies, mini golf, dinners, drinks, bowling and window shopping, we haven't delved into deeper topics. Still, he does share things with me in person, but we haven't talked about dating, if this makes sense.
Our only physical contact is when I initiate hugs when he drops me off in the car, and he gets nervous.
So I'm lost as after every date he texts me that he would like to go out again and even after our last date this Saturday, he took me out for dinner, bowling, drinks and window shopping and we had a good time, lots of laughter and banter but I would also love to maybe delve into dating topics. Still, I do not wish to seem desperate and want everything to flow naturally.
We have been on the following dates; June 18th, June 25th, July 9th and July 16th.
Any advice would be appreciated!
he seems into you but inexperienced, its ok for you to take the initiative, thats not desperate! Tell him you like him more than a friend, get him drunk a bit and tell him you expected he would kiss you by now