I have a really silly question, but I’m hoping I can get a little help because I am too embarrassed to ask my friends. I have mild autism and have trouble reading social cues and the like so sometimes a little help can be much appreciated so I don’t make a fool of myself for mistaking intentions.
I have been writing this guy for awhile, and we have been doing it as friends. However, I kind of like him and I think he may like me (by like I mean feeling inclined to be more than friends by perhaps pursuing a dating relationship).
For the longest time, he would always use a salutation like Hello (Salve_Maria), Hey (Salve_Maria), etc. His letters were otherwise very formally, but affectionately, written because that is how we like to write. However, within the last couple of weeks, he has been only saluting me via the written word using “Dear (Salve_Maria),…” I have no problem with that- I think he started using it when I saluted him using Dear (his name) once. Now he only uses that, even though I still use Hi et al.
I know it sounds crazy to even be thinking about this. His letter’s content has not changed much except that he tells me all the time that he is praying for me, much more than he has said in the past.
Does this probably mean nothing? Does it mean he is taking an interest in a way that is more platonic? Or is it the opposite and he hopes that by being formal in his salutation he is hoping I get the message that he doesn’t want to change our friendship’s dynamic? Feel free to tell me that I am being a worry wart too. I tend to get focused on details.
Thank you and God bless.