Sounds a helluva lot like a first date to me.
Want clarification? This time, you ask him out. "Hi, Dave (or whatever his name is)! I had such a great time the other day. Can we go out on a date this weekend (or whenever you're free)? There's a great movie playing at ______/I've always wanted to try the ______ restaurant/There's a terrific band playing at ________/You know the ____ club? Let's go dancing!"
Of course you choose any of the options I've given you or suggest something else. I'm just listing more common date-type activities, but there are a ton out there. Maybe something directly related to your town or school would be good. E. g. in Albuquerque, they just had a ballooning festival; in Boston, we have the duck boats, etc. Use your imagination but do the following no matter what you say:
- Specifically say you want it to be a date.
- Suggest a datelike day and time, which generally means any time on the weekend or an evening during the week. Lunch is possible but it's a touch more ambiguous, even if you spell out that you intend for it to be a date. Yes, some people are that clueless.
- Make sure to suggest a specific activity and not just hanging around.
The idea here is to make it crystal clear that you want a romantic connection. And then you amplify that by spelling out in all
of your communications in this conversation that you want to be on an actual date with him.
This conversation can be in person or on the phone, your choice. Please do not
try to do this over email or text. You want to hear his reaction and, preferably, see it as well.
And then see what he says. Then you'll know where you stand.
Have fun either way, okay? If he's not interested romantically, then anyone who talks to you for five hours at a clip has the potential to be an awesome friend. Don't knock that, or see it as a consolation prize.