I seem to be in a bit of an awkward situation. I work at this restaurant, and there’s this guy there. Well, there’s really more than one guy, but, well, I think you get where I’m coming from. Anyway, I think this guy has the hots for me. Now, I don’t mean to seem immodest, but he’s pretty blatant with his flirting – to the point where sometimes I think he’s just joking around. And I guess that’s the real problem. I just can’t tell if he really likes me or if he is just a big dork.
So, here’s my question: how do you know if a guy likes you? Tell me the kind of signals they send out. Tell me how I can differentiate between real flirting and dumbass humor. Is he just playing games? Tell me why guys have to be so damn mysterious all the time.
Befuddled about Boys
I know how you feel. Your problem basically comes down to one simple fact, and it’s a fact that I have addressed before. Guys are stupid, glue-sniffing, boneheaded morons. Guys are not mysterious. Guys are not confusing. Guys say things, and they usually don’t think too much about what they say. If you think a guy is sending you signals, he is. Plain and simple. Guys simply don’t have the mental capacity to mess with your mind.
So basically, there is nothing I can do to help you. The guy is not the one sending out the mixed signals. Considering that he has succeeded in confusing you, it’s obviously you who’s not sending out the right signals. This problem also stems from the inherent male stupidity. If he has resorted to such flamboyant means of getting your attention as to seem comical to you, then he is obviously not picking up on your return signals. Now, you may think that you’ve been giving the right signals (whether positive or negative) back in his direction, that anyone should be able to pick up on, but he’s just too dumb to see them.
So, what you need to do is walk up to him, look him in the eyes, and say something that expresses your feelings in a clear and simple manner. It has to be easy for him to understand, to the effect of, “I think you’re a goon.,” “I don’t like you,” or “Leave me alone.” (NOTE TO GUYS: these would be examples of a negative signal. Hearing something like this should be a message to you that your charm is not being well received. The best thing to do in this situation is to try harder, you’re obviously not getting through to her. Chicks are kind of dumb that way.)