The first few meals may be akin to the dinner scene in Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ( my personal fav of the Indiana Jones franchise) wherein Kate Capshaw gave the most incredible facial reactions of all time to crazy ass food like monkey brains and eyeball soup.
Anyway, I digress, you will find something you like even if you end up settling on a piece of fruit.
Which is to say, it looks and feels like a regular conversation. But, it could also just be a legit platonic hang out. Chad could also deny it not because he’s shy but because he wants to play coy and flirty, something like “A date? Oh no, [wink wink] just wanted to hang with you.” Which is still confusing. ”I recommend using context clues to determine if you’re dating. They don’t conquer black girls the way their ancestors conquered countries.
If that is happening with you, it could be them flirting. But, if you guys hang more than five times and nothing physical or romantic happens (hand holding, a kiss or more), then either it’s not a date or he’s a monk.
I say, who cares why a person asked you out initially if it leads to something special. And what about your random (to Chad) black girl interests?