Worst case scenario: you go to the friend zone unscathed Good Luck IME the "norm" in situations like this (one person working full time, going to school full time, highly stressed) isn't someone looking for a romantic, meaningful, long term relationship.IME this situation is usually the busy person simply trying to fulfill social needs. A guy doesn't ask a woman out on 5 dates if he's not interested. I would have bailed after the 3rd date if no kissing had happened. I think by date#5 I would've kissed the woman, but...I have been flirty with him, and he reciprocates, but only a little.
Hopefully he's not clueless and knows that you are talking about him.
They don't want to add the stress of a "real" relationship to the mix. went out a the next day for dinner and hung out at her place... a few days later I was giving her a backrub while watching TV and leaned over and kissed her, and her response was "took you long enough!
Just escape from the high stress to something simple. Second they tend to ignore anything that could be interpreted as sexual advances. If the other person does it first then it's okay to take off the brakes and go waaaaay to fast, hopefully into a FWB situation, because the other person does it first, the other person takes the responsibility. " I thought she was cute, I just didn't want to be the guy "moving in on her" right after she split with her ex-BF.... she was a temp where I worked and was leaving for a 'real job', was her last day so I offered to take her out to lunch... We talked a lot before then (at work), but I'd also been cheated on by the one prior, so I was a bit 'gunshy' at the time...
He's a very, very busy man working full time and going to grad school full time, so I am very flattered that he even has time to go out with me every other week or so.
I respect his ambition and I think we may have a lot in common.