Background: I’m 20, and a sophomore in college.
Last Friday, I visited my high school, partially because it was homecoming. After lunch, I spent a bit of time in the choir room (I did choir all four years of high school, so I feel comfortable there), and had a nice time talking to a couple of freshman girls. Eventually the choir director came in and joined the conversation. After the class ended I left, and went with a few friends to get some food. Later, we gathered in the choir room to rehearse the song we were performing that evening, and one of the girls saw me and called my name excitedly. I waved to her, because really, what else could I do? When we were just about lined up on the field to sing, she called my name excitedly again, hugged me, and jumped up and wrapped her legs around my waist. It didn’t occur to me until later that this was rather odd behavior, especially towards a guy she’d only known for 6 hours.
That night, after I got home, I talked to a friend of mine and relayed the situation to him. I thought that she was either flirting with me, just weird like that, or interested in me. He said all three. Is he right? If so, how do I let her down gently?