I would love any thoughts you all have on this issue because I really don't understand what's going on.

2 "almost" hook ups with the same guy. We have known each other for about 2 years, and have a lot of the same friends. Until almost hookup #1, we never really spent time alone before.

#1 - He came over to my place one Friday night after we flirted a lot during dinner with a bunch of friends. All we ended up doing was sitting around talking for like 2 hours. Neither of us made a move. Oddly, I ended up giving him some books.

A few weeks later, he was teasing me about giving him books.

#2 - After we went to a movie with a bunch of friends tonight in NYC, He offered to walk me home, which is out of his way. Also, we waited to walk just the two of us, even though a bunch of our friends were walking the same direction. I figured "score!". We were laughing and having a great time the whole walk. But when we got to my block, all of the sudden he said goodbye and basically ran away.

I don't get this. I feel like a teenager asking this whole question, but I really don't understand what is going on. Why do we keep getting so close, then nothing? I have to say, it is making me want him more and more.

Thanks.