QI’m working with a gay first-year who I think is flirting with me. I’m a straight fifth-year, and I don’t want to say anything to offend him and have him run to human resources and make a big deal out of this. But he’s getting a little out of line. Honest.
AYou’re over-thinking this. Just chill out and let the gay dude flirt. Who cares? Just don’t respond. Ignore him. Turn away. Tell him he’s annoying. No need for speeches or long talks. When he knows you’re 100% uninterested—or truly bored—he’ll back off. Problem is: It sounds like this guy thinks you might be a little bit intrigued? Maybe 3%? Are you?