I met an Irish guy through a friend at the pub and had good time. We talked most of the evening and we agreed to meet again. We did see each other the week after and when it was getting too noisy in the pub we decided to go for walk leaving our friends there. We walked back to my flat later. He asked for my number and said goodbye and we kissed on both cheeks, Italian style. He text me two days later saying he enjoyed meeting me and wants to see me again. We did go out three times so far.
The problem I have is that I really do not know what to expect because I am not sure what he wants or if he likes me. I live here for almost one year and I find Irish guys are very different from guys in my country. In Italy, a guy would hit on you the first half hour if he is interested. I do not want to offend, the guys here can be charming but they are some of the hardest men to get. They are a complete mystery to me! I am sure he has manners and being respectful. My friends said it’s normal that men don’t flirt here or physically initiate a kiss. How true is this? My friend who introduced us said he asked her if I have bf the night we first met. He also told her that he thinks I am nice and finds me very attractive. I like him….he is smart, funny, kind, cute but VERY shy. Even if he thinks that I am nice and pretty do not mean he likes me or is interested.
Are Irish guys really this shy? This is not the first Irish guy I went out with here. Most of the other ones I went out with or even meet at school were just as shy. Is it normal not to kiss after first date or even third with this guy!? Italian style does not count This guy does call and text. He takes me out and insists on paying. Is he just being polite and wants to be friends only? Maybe because I am foreign and he is not so serious with me? Or does not know what to do? I am interested in him but since he is so shy I do not want to scare him off.