So one of my childhood friends professed his love to me at a wedding this past weekend.
The first friend in our group of childhood friends just got married, and in this group I am the only woman. We were all very close as kids, but as we got older our paths somewhat diverged for numerous reasons (attending different schools being a primary reason for me). So, of all the guys I only really see one or two of them somewhat regularly, and maybe run into the others every like 5ish years.
This friend who told me he loved me I could tell ever since we were about 18 or so, he treated me differently than the other guys did. But I also heard he's quite the lady's man, so I never took him seriously. In fact, at this wedding, he had just hooked up with a bridesmaid less than an hour before he told me he loved me. So it's really hard to take him seriously. And the moment where he told me happened really suddenly then we got interrupted by other people and then the moment was gone, so I couldn't even get clarity.
I initially didn't really take it seriously, I think partly because of how it happened and because we barely know each other as adults, and also because I don't feel that way about him? But after coming back home and telling some girlfriends, they are interpreting it like he probably really seriously meant it in a romantic way. That weddings sometimes do this to people, remind them of big feelings and their longing for companionship and not wanting to face the world alone, etc. On the one hand, I feel bad. On the other hand, this is how he decides he wants to share his feelings for me?? Oof, weddings!