Landiana- Hmmm. I don't see any reason why he had to act like that. If he continues in that matter, he's not worth your time. I'd say to be cautious with Toby. And for later when you get to know each other a little more, I know that a lot of times, an easy way to get a guy to notice you're not interested is calling him "buddy" or "pal." That usually gets the message across. I hope I helped.
Genny- Woody is getting even stranger. Guys seem to think they're making it better when they say things like that, and it only makes it worse. They usually are too thickheaded to grasp that they've done something wrong. I'd say to downplay the joking some. Maybe he'll get the idea if you do. Sometimes guys need a firm smack in the head telling them they've done something wrong. And even then, sometimes they still don't know they have.
So keep trying. Good luck! :]
Contessa- The new guy sounds sweet. Just get to know him a little more. Play it by ear, and see what happens. I think you did the right thing. I'd say to continue keeping your guard up with him. Hope everything works out for you. *hugs*
Update: This will be long. Sorry!
Talked to him again today. The first time I saw him I smiled more than I should’ve probably, but he responded with a good smile himself. We smiled during class in the lecture, but not like it was before, just normally. During break I talked to him and he said he’d slept in, and I sympathized, laughing with him about it. We went back in not long after, and he held the door for me again. Awww. We had a test today and I saw him taking it, and I said, “Good luck” and he smiled a little and nodded. After class (about 10 or so minutes ago) I saw him outside and we waved and smiled. Then he came over to talk to me, and not long after sat down next to me. Just enough distance, but not like he was avoiding me. I made jokes and he laughed again, yay! Several times when I said something, he’d say, “Mhm,” as if to say, “Interesting. Very interesting.” He does that pretty frequently. Haha. I think he’s just joking with me though. Or at least I hope so. He said his birthday was coming up in the beginning of next month, and said he’d be 26. (!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!) I think I even said, “Oh, wow.” Hahaha. It took me a while to gather myself, and then I said, “Well, happy birthday. Or early birthday.” Smiling. He thanked me, nodding and smiling a little. I was too afraid to tell him I won’t be 20 until March. Though everyone tells me I look younger than I am (incredibly frustrating), so maybe I should've told him. He may be surprised that I'm that old. I think next week I'll say happy birthday again, ask how it was, and say something like, "Take a stab at how old I am." Or something? Haha I don't know. He stood up at one point, and stayed standing. We talked about class and the test. Let’s just say I failed miserably. He asked what I got and I told him. He said, “Ouch.” I noticed some people (some girls) coming up the entrance and he went and held the door for them too. Just shows he’s a gentleman. :]
Went to the library for a while until it closed. Then went to the computer lab when it did, and he was still there with a tutor or teacher or whatever. He sat up front, and I sat behind him in the second row. He saw me come in and smiled, and I returned the gesture. Not long after he kept looking over at me. Then later he’d look away real quick when I looked back, and then after a while of that, he smiled and spoke to me/called me by name several different times. Which, today, is the first time he’s called me by name since I introduced myself. I take that as a good sign. He asked me if I was still waiting on my mom to pick me up, and I said, yeah. Are you going home soon too? And he nodded and smiled. His tutor asked him what class he had today, and he smiled and told her what class. He smiled at me some more. It was a while before my mom called again to say she was on her way. I looked over at him to let him know. When we hung up, stuck around a minute or so, then logged off the computer and said, “See ya, Shawn.” And smiled. And he smiled and nodded, and said see ya. Doing a kind of peace-wave sign. That's something he did a lot too. But yeahhh.
Soooo. He's interested, right? I think.