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"I've had a crush on this guy for a while, and I haven't been able to tell if we're just friends, or if it's headed in a romantic direction (which is where I want it to go). We went out for drinks one night, and something seemed to have shifted. Maybe it was my imagination, but I felt like we were both really flirting with each other. I thought it was confirmed when he invited me to the movies the next weekend. So imagine my surprise when I get to the theater, and he's there with another friend — a girl! I really thought we were on a date. Now I don't know how to behave around him. Should I just chalk this up to a miscommunication and move on?"