Originally posted by Solumn:
Should I bring it up again? What should I say to him?
Heeeyy, he sounds like me! Gotta be careful with those clowns...sometimes they'll try and sneak in some heartfelt words in between jokes, so just in case they get ridiculed they can pass it off as just another bit of comedy. Goodness knows I've used that routine often enough, it's about as common in high school as pleated cheerleader skirts.
The question for you is how far you want to take it. Do you want to go out with him? Is this the kind of person you always have some sort of romantic tension with, but whom you will never date? Or is this someone you are willing to bet the friendship on?
If you're drooling right now, the answer is probably to bring it up to him again. It need not be complex, something simple like "Remember what you said to me the other day?" would do nicely. Try and pick a private moment if you can...a time when nobody else is there to distract or belittle either of you, a place where you can be honest without feeling self-conscious.
By you bringing it up, it gives you the upper hand in the conversation. If he seems put off by the topic, if he bristles, or if he seems ashamed, you can drop the course of conversation easily and change the subject. If, however, he seems interested in it and responds, the ball is pushed back into your court. And now is your time to come in with your "I think that is a great idea" line. (Dress it up a bit, though!)
In essence, he's already made the first move for you. All you have to do is pick up where he left off and see if he wants to discuss the matter any further. Be as gentle as possible, and don't do it when other people are around, and I'll bet things go fine. I wish you the best of luck, and let us know how it goes!
BruinDan, "Number Three," PHOM
Beware the naked man who offereth you his pants.