I am 29 and I work with a 24 year old guy. We get along super super well. He is a phenomenal person and we have SO much in common, he's commented several times on how our personalities are so much alike. We are always talking, flirting, laughing, playing, and joking. He is a genuinely friendly guy and gets along with everyone, but our connection is just on a higher level. People at work, particularly 2 ladies I am closest with, have commented to me that it's obvious that he's into me. So I got invited to a wedding kind of last minute and was told I could bring a date, I sucked it up and asked him to go. He can't because he's going to a graduation. But after he told me he couldn't go he said "So, I was gonna be your date?" and I answered with a big smile and to keep it light hearted answered "yeah, you were gonna be my man candy" then he just laughed and said "yeah, I already made a commitment". Then we both just said have a good weekend and left. We were stopped at the corner stop sign and he was honking at me, so I know he didn't feel embarrased or awkward about me asking him.
I am just having so much trouble telling if he likes me. I don't have much experience with guys or dating and I always think someone likes me and it ends up they don't. He doesn't have any sisters, so maybe he just feels like I am a sister to him. We've worked together since the beginning of the year, recently he suggested that I should let him teach me how to punch our speedbag at the gym at work, so we've done that about once a week for the past month. A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned us going to see a particular movie that we had been discussing wanting to see, but he said he had plans (which I know he really did, cause I saw the posts on fb). Anyways, any advice or comments would be appreciated as it is really driving me crazy not knowing. Since he is younger than me and we do work together in a close atmosphere, I don't want to push things too much, because I have to see him everyday. I definitely don't want things to get awkward.