Why does he flirt one minute and practically ignore me the next?
This guy and I have been flirting for a long time. We'll have a series of flirty texts or emails, and then when I see him in person (especially if we are with a group of people) he'll walk into the room and barely make eye contact with me. He eventually recognizes that I'm there and he'll be nice, but no direct eye contact. What's up? I get all excited to see him and when he does this I feel almost defeated. Is he playing hard to get, is he trying to gauge my reaction? He's a friend, so I doubt he's messing with my head just for the heck of it. He is NOT a shy person, so that's not it.