Men: Decode this for me please?

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Registered: 05-30-2006
Men: Decode this for me please?
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Thu, 09-30-2010 - 9:18pm
I recently had a work-related meeting with a man who was incredibly charming. Though never inappropriate, the conversation may have bordered on flirtatious at times. (i.e. A side conversation was started at the end regarding sports and he smiled and said, "I have to say, I'm really impressed. You're obviously a die-hard fan.") The meeting was late in the day and as I was walking him to the door he said, "I hope I'm not keeping you from your husband?" I simply replied, "No, not at all." (Side note: This is not a regular co-worker and I probably will not see the man again though I will undoubtedly speak to him. Though I'm not "interested," the encounter was... interesting.)

Just wondering if any men out there may have thoughts as to what the "husband" comment means from a guy's perspective. I'm just curious. :)
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Registered: 05-30-2006
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 10:41am

Thanks. The reason I wasn't more direct is two-fold. A. It was a business meeting so I didn't feel it was the right venue. And B. Although I'm not married, I am in a relationship.
Obviously, since I'm posting this, the situation (and the guy) made an impression on me. I guess it was flattering. But I'm not in a position to act even ”if" there were any interest.
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Registered: 05-18-2009
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 9:10am

Yeah it's obvious enough he was testing to see your marital status.

(I wonder why you didn't make it obvious in your reply, though)

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Registered: 09-28-2004
Fri, 10-01-2010 - 8:51am
It was a trial balloon, definitely.
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Registered: 11-11-1999
Thu, 09-30-2010 - 11:16pm
He's interested in you and wanted to know whether you were married.

dablacksox



Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.

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Cynic: a blackguard whose faulty vision sees things as they are, not as they ought to be.---Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary.