You do it with your left hands in fencing

Visitor's Question from a 16-20 year old Female
I'm a freshman in college and I met this senior through a fencing club I joined. The first time I met him we talked a little and he asked me when I usually came to fencing. I told him that I came usually whenever my schedule allowed, and we didn't really say much after that. I saw him a couple of times on campus after the first encounter and whenever he saw me he would say hi to me and sometimes address me by my name. The second time I saw him at fencing I was feeling a little shy and didn't really talk to him but then he asked me how he should pronounce my name, which seemed like a silly question because I thought he knew.

We ended up fencing each other and after the bout we shook hands which is customary (but you do it with your left hands in fencing). This is already an awkward situation, but after we shook hands once, he asked me if we could do it again, because he said he wasn't quite sure if he knew the right way to do it. We shook hands twice, then he demonstrated to me how he always messed up, by taking my hand AGAIN. After this he left the class early.

The next few times I saw him around campus he would say hi to me but without much enthusiasm and I sometimes got the feeling that he didn't really want to be doing it--yet he always initiated the greeting.

Over winter break I sorta forgot about him, and I figured nothing would happen anyways since he'll be graduating in a few months. A couple days after I arrived back on campus, I was getting lunch when he came up next to me and said hi. I was completely surprised, and fumbled for a response, but we managed to have a decent conversation about our breaks, school, and some interests. I'm not a very good judge at flirting, so he might have just been being nice. Advice
He seems to be a nice person and interested in you.

How interested is the question. And how long until he graduates.

From what you said, my feeling is that he likes you in a medium way. And since he is graduating in about 3 or so months, his mind is probably more on his future rather than a college romance.

My advice is to remain friendly with him let things go as they will.

Good luck! George

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