I wouldn't say I have been officially dating this guy but we have been hanging out and we talk a lot (usually everyday or other day and he initiates phone calls to me)
We had a gap where we didn't talk for three weeks. He was out of town for work (navy) and we email every time he's out to sea so he was out for1-2 weeks. it was getting close to when he was coming back so instead of emailing I told him just text or call me when you get back so we can hang out,then I never got anything
I had too much pride to be the one to call first so I figured "if he wanted to talk to me, he would do it." three weeks later I texted him for some clarification on whether he was indeed not interested anymore or what (I guess for closure since I got the 'hint') but then he told me he did text me and told me what day and that was the day I switched over to my new phone so it messed up. He mentioned he was feeling I wasn't interested anymore either but like me, didn't want to be the first to communicate and get rejected.
So we're back to talking and he's out to sea now for 2 weeks and he emailed me out of the blue and I said "well hello stranger I thought you were going back out to sea until next month"
and he responded but one thing that stood out to me was that he said: " Oh I fell into stranger status! :( things aren't looking good. this makes me sad haha"
I don't know how to process that since there is a "haha" in it too.So is it a joke? OR do you think he's truly sad that I called him a stranger cause we barely talked for the three weeks
he knows i was upset because he apologized a lot for it.
I like him, I'm sure he knows. I think* he might like me too but we are both kind of shy