After working with this one guy for about 6 months, he asked if I wanted to go out with him. I don’t date, so I said no. (that day at work was SOOOOO tense!) I told my parents about what happened and they encouraged me to look at my heart and see if I had been leading him on. I had been because I liked him. I wasn’t thinking and was being selfish. He is a Christian, but he is 3 years younger (17) then me. I’m pretty embarrassed because I never thought I would fall like that, but I did. I wasn’t paying attention but have come away a little wiser.
So my question is, how do I still be friends with him? I mean, I know he still likes me and I like him, but I’m having trouble putting aside my feelings and just focusing on my work. It’s not overpowering or anything, but we can’t talk to each other for long periods of time or really look each other in the eye. Several guys have shown interest in me, but I haven’t ever run into this. I’m talking with my parents a lot about this and have no secrets.