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I met up with an acquaintance I had met once before to buy something of hers. We chatted politely for a couple of minutes and she told me "see you soon!" when I was departing. It felt incongruent as we had not made plans. Shall I take it as simple politesse, or take her up on it?

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May 13, 2021 at 12:45pm

Likely being polite. Let them make the first move

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mmmm

May 13, 2021 at 12:49pm

She probably meant it as a "see you around - soon", since you met up with her anyway, whether to buy something from her or not. I wouldn't read that much into it and leave it. Maybe text her back and let her know if whatever you bought from her works and how you are liking it, then take it from there.

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No plans required

May 13, 2021 at 1:31pm

See you later can also just mean see you around if ever. Have a nice life .

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@Shall I ... take her up on it?

May 13, 2021 at 1:51pm

Why not if its done with good intentions ... nothing ventured, nothing gained and, perhaps it is the Universe knocking on your door with, as Lady Soul Aretha Franklin sang: "Will you be my do right all night woman; will you be my do right all night man."

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Some random guy

May 13, 2021 at 2:24pm

That’s your opening. Totally try to connect with with her on her social media.

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myself

May 13, 2021 at 2:54pm

I would let it ride and see if what happens. that's just me.

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This is...

May 13, 2021 at 5:26pm

... an idiom. It's not meant to be taken literally. But that said if you want to spend time with a person just ask them to do something all of this over socialized wondering what's right what's not if you want to see someone try to make a date with them I don't mean dating a romantic sense I just mean to get together. And they'll say yes or they'll say no and if they say no well you have your answer don't you.

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Anonymous

May 13, 2021 at 7:30pm

In flaky Vancouver you may or may not see them soon. You will know when you see them.

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Anonymous

May 14, 2021 at 7:27am

I say that

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Duh

May 14, 2021 at 10:45am

If this person meant they really wanted to see you again soon, they would have suggested making plans. The comment above about this being your "in" is literally the difference between safe men and the rest of them. If any "in" means applying maximum pressure to get what they want (ie access to the woman in question), they're showing a commitment to testing boundaries and pushing that indicates a real problem. Don't look for "ins" and be pushy. Be honest, and be genuine about others' consent. If you want to call her sometime, ask and be prepared to take a no gracefully.

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