Three days ago, a romantic interest of mine gave me the “we should be friends” line. Being the modest geek I am, I said “okay” and decided to give up on the efforts to convince her to lower her standards enough to date me.

Today she called me out of the blue – something she never does. We had a rather nice conversation for over two hours and she suggested that we talk again tomorrow evening.

Is she being cruel, is there something about “let’s just be friends” I did not get, or is she hitting me with the clue-by-four?