Hey there, first post but I've been lurking around here for a while.
I need some advice, because I'm at a loss of what to do.
I have a friend who is bi-curious, and he seem interested in talking to me. Like, I used to not really care about texting him or anything because I thought he was just trying to use me to get to my chick friends (Don't ask why, lol), but he actually makes an effort to talk to me. He's in the Army Reserves, and he's a really sweet guy. Lives pretty close too.
The problem I'm having is that I think he's really nervous about guys, as he grew up in a military family, played football in high school, and etc., all in a town that doesn't accept homosexuality. I'm not saying I'm trying to rush things, but what would be the best way to loosen him up a little? It's as if he thinks he's going to get in trouble for even being seen with me because I'm gay.
For the reasons above, I'm pretty sure he's not ready for dating or anything, and I'm okay with that, but I at least want to get closer to him.
What would be the best way to approach him and possibly get his attention without rushing things or freaking him out?