That was months ago...and now we're friends and I realized I was developing feelings for him but didn't do anything about it until he brought up he really liked me and (his exact words) "you're really pretty too, so its a bonus that goes well with your personality". We've been texting each other back and forth (we take turns initiating and he's always very attentive) and hanging out a bit. The problem is whenever I want to text him, I don't exactly know what to say and we've just been small talking and acting like friends. However I'd eventually like to start dating him (he actually said that he wanted that too) so any ideas of what to say when I text him to nudge him in that direction?
Specifically, what's a good conversation starter, and as I stated because of the Asperger's he's a bit shy and reserved so I'm trying to draw him out and have him open up. I'm not sure if this matters but he's super blunt. I know he likes me because he told me (obviously) but I get the feeling is a little wary/nervous about exposing his feelings. He's very caring but isn't great with his emotions. Which I understand, so I don't want to scare him and am willing to be patient.