“While reading, my first thought was that if he was interested, he would have done something about it already. Your excuse was that your ex was around so he couldn’t. That doesn’t hold water. He can get a hold of you and ask you out other ways, like social media or getting your number.”
I also think he could have done something… but then I think of the consequences of him asking his daughters friend out and I think he would never do it even if he was interested… He is a really protective dad and trying to rekindle their relationship as he hasn’t been very present during her childhood because he left.
I’m not acting like a high schooler, I’m just being cautious and trying to find the best approach if there is one… This is being an adult.