Hi guys --
So I work at a dept store and one day I had this male customer, maybe a few years older than me, and he was in a rush looking for clothes and I helped him out. He was very appreciative and left. A few days later the store had gotten an emailed comment from the website and it was this guy expressing his deepest thanks in ME for helping him get the items he wanted. He had included his email saying that it was okay to contact him. So, being the nice guy I am I decided to send him an email to personally respond to his kind words of thanks and to show my appreciation (not to mention he was cute and I was interested lol). We ended up trading a couple of emails back and forth and it was revealed that he was gay and very interested in me and it was his "secret plan" to email the company in hopes that he would get a date out of it.
Well, he gave me his number and we texted for a while kind of getting to know you stuff. But I ended up texting him a lot and sending him emails trying to set a date to go out (I probably over did it but he never answered my messages which made me want to try harder). Eventually I got a message back saying he wasnt interested anymore because of all the messages, which I'm thinking if I didn't do I would have actually had a shot with him.
Okay so this happened probably about a year ago and we haven't talked since. Today, I get a notification from LinkedIn and it's HIM trying to become a connection of mine on LinkedIn! So I'm not really sure what that means or what I should do...
I'm very confused about this, especially since it just happened.