I had a student a while back. He was trying to pass an exam, as many of my students are. He asked for my friendship on fb and I accepted.
I was trying to figure out how old he is, all I can say is that he's done a year and a half of uni and another year of working.... I think that would make him 21 or 22 maybe 23 at the most right?
He's asked me out twice now.
It started when I was back to North America this summer. I thought nothing of it at the time. He texted me on WhatsApp at a perfectly normal time of North American day, the text said "Hey, how's it going? I'm actually outside your house". When I checked the local time on it, he was texting me at 2am. Had I been home, I'd have been furious. When I later asked why he'd texted me so late, he said that he was visiting a girl who he'd met on Badoo who lived in my building. As I said above, I didn't think anything of it. I imagined he was drunk at the time.
Two or three weeks ago I got an IM from him on Fb asking if I liked art shows. I obviously answered yes, expecting him to suggest I go see one that he'd seen or something. Instead he asked if I wanted to go with him to see an art show in a city about 2 hours from here. I was shocked and didn't know what to respond. I luckily had tentative plans with friends so I declined with that excuse but I thought it was rather odd.
Today I happened to comment on a photograph he'd put up on Fb, I was honestly hoping he'd just answer my question and leave it at that. I wanted to know where he'd bought some peanut butter as I can't find any good brands here. I got my answer but then I got private IM from him asking me various questions including if I wanted to go the pool with him and his friend tomorrow. This time I had no excuses, I couldn't think of anything half decent, it's a holiday here tomorrow. I ended up declining, simply saying I didn't think my bf would approve. He answered that it was all very innocent that they were "good guys" and that quite possibly his girlfriend wouldn't approve either.
I'm flattered, really I am, but I'm more than 10 years older than him.... wtf?! Buddy... seriously?
In other news I think I'm going to take the apartment. I may have found a solution to the missing room I need, the only thing that's missing now is an outdoor space. I'll miss my terrace terribly. I will. I love my terrace in the sun here.
I've been really trying to figure it out. I've been thinking about it constantly, and I just can't wait to get a space where I can work. It's the thing that I look forward to the most. A place where I don't have to keep pulling things out and putting them away again every time I want to work.