I really put my foot in my mouth and need some male advice:
I've been attending singles' dances for a while and dance regularly with a lot of the men. Some have asked me for dates, but I have not gone, because I don't feel that there's anyone suitable for me. After the dance, there's a small group of both sexes that go out to eat.
Scott has been coming over to hug me tightly when he leaves. The other night when he hugged me, I blurted out, "I love you". It just came out! About 10 people were there, including his Mom, and a girl who I can tell really likes him. She immediately started whispering to another woman.
Scott looked horrified at what I said! I tried to cover it up by asking whether he was coming to our Halloween party, small talk, etc.
Well, I did see him at the Halloween party and he would not even look at me. I ignored him too. Also, he refused to go out with us after the dance.
Please consider the following:
1-I do feel a strong chemistry with Scott.
2-The last time we danced, before this happened, he took both my hands and whispered, "Thank you, sweetheart".
3-His Mom and the other women don't like me.
4-Bill was there, whon has been telling me for months that he is in love with me and follows me around like a puppy.
5-Men tell me that I'm beautiful and women tell me that I look like a movie star. I included this last on purpose, because I didn't want to sound conceited.
Please guys. What should I do? I feel like a fool! Did I scare Scott? Even though I'm attracted to him, I do not love him, because I think he's bad news. BTW, we are all middle-aged, not kids.