I just started seeing a new guy (seriously — we've only been seeing each other for a week). He's great: smart, sexy, with an admirable career and a killer sense of humor. One thing has begun to bother me, though. On our date last night, and in several of the texts and e-mails we've exchanged over the last few days, he has asked several out-of-the-blue questions about my ex.
Full disclosure: my ex is my best friend, and we hang out all the time. There's no more sex between us, so there's nothing to worry about there. Still, I can't fully comprehend why this new guy keeps asking about what we do together (hang out), how our relationship works now (beautifully), what I bought my ex for his birthday (nothing), and if we did anything for Valentine's Day (nope).
Is this his way of sizing up the competition, or is he genuinely just curious? Of course, I'd love to flatter myself and think that it drives him crazy to think of another guy in my life, but it's still way too early for him to have developed those strong feelings. Right?