Girl here. Dating advice needed about a guy.
Met a guy at a social happy hour event a few months ago. I could tell he was into me, but didn't ask me out until I ran into him again a month or so later. I felt sparks and like we had something in common. I wasn't expecting him to ask me out (because he didn't before) but he did, and a week later, we went out to dinner. Super nice, thoughtful and gentlemanly. I couldn't tell, however, if he was into me, but he texted to make sure I got home OK. I wasn't expecting much after that, but a few days later, he texted again to ask me out. But he said that he's much older than me (he's 44 and I am 30) and that it's OK if I say "no" but he just found me attractive and hadn't thought about the age difference initially. I agreed to go out with him and we ended up watching a movie and he walked me home. He was traveling for the next couple weeks and then I was away one weekend. Again, I wasn't expecting much, but after his travels, he asked me over to his place for dinner and movie (he also texted once while he was away).
I knew we had stuff in common, but it wasn't until we were hanging out alone at his place - away from outside distractions - that I felt more of a spark. Again, he was super polite and gentlemanly. I could tell he likes me, but is maybe somewhat intimidated? He implied something about how intelligent I was and how he has to use more of his intelligence around me. He made dinner (I helped a bit). We watched the movie and then I stayed past a bit for tea and we just talked. The whole time, he tried NOTHING with me - no kiss, no touching, nothing. And that was OK with me because I kind of wanted to get to know him more before jumping into anything. He walked me out and helped me get a cab. We hugged and I thanked him for dinner and he said something about how next time he'll add another ingredient in the dinner. He texted me when I got home and I texted back, he texted and I texted saying good night. And since then I've heard nothing (this was 3 days ago). Previously, a few days or almost a week would go by without any contact from him, but like I said, I am starting to like him more now and would like him to stay in contact a bit more. I keep wondering if the age thing is bothering him (he commented on it once in passing at his place) or something else.
Mostly, I want to know whether I am being too silly to think that after 3 dates and a few sparks, he should be in touch more often and not let a few days go past without even texting.