So I have this very good friend of mine (straight, I think) lets call him James for the time being.
I have a situation and I believe some of you could provide some valuable insight.
James is 2 years younger than me and I sometimes help him and a couple of his friends with their homework (I have very good grades and love biology, so…) I became very close to this group of people thanks to frequent study sessions. You could say I became a part of the group.
The group often praises me. They say I am the perfect man and that I’m a god for always helping them. They even mentioned that they would start a religion to worship me. They call me handsome all the time (to be fair, I am also attractive). I understand that it’s all fun and games.
However, James always says “I love you” , “You are too perfect” and he always uses heart emojis while texting. He even wishes me good night frequently and calls me “babe”, “daddy” and such. I began to have my suspicions about James.
Last month, James went through a breakup. He was devastated. He trusts me a lot and asked me for advice. While we were texting, he confessed that he cried in the shower a few times and I was surprised about how much he trusts me.
After this convo we met irl for some school stuff and we talked about the subject. I noticed something was…different? I don’t know how to explain it but in addition to the usual praise (it’s getting a bit annoying to be honest) and babe/love-talking, he kept stealing glances at me. Also, for some reason he couldn’t mantain eye-contact with me. His trusted friend. It was odd.
Last week James began texting me about someone he met. However, I felt that the texts were a little weird. He kept asking for advice from his “daddy” and I kinda laughed it off.
I feel that, in spite of my greatest efforts, I’ve developed a little crush on James and it bothers me when he asks me for relationship advice. And it also bothers me that I can’t tell him that I like him 🙁
A *very* close friend of mine (calls me babe and praises me a lot) had a breakup, we met irl and he kept stealing glances at me and couldn’t keep eye-contact. He recently started talking to some girl and keeps asking me for relationship advice.
So…now that you have the context of my particular situation, I have three questions.
1- What should I do? Should I tell him to quit asking me for advice? Should I confess? Should I avoid him?
2- Do you think he is gay?
3- Why can’t he mantain eye-contact with me?
I would love to hear your honest opinions and advice. Even if they’re mean…