One of the women I work closely with at work just asked me if I'm dating anyone. No, she wasn't asking because she's interested, I think she was just being nosy because she doesn't know me very well. But my answer?
"Well, not really"
She apparently doesn't pick up on verbal/body cues for *Don't ask me to clarify* because she did indeed look utterly confused and so I had to try to explain. But there's nothing to explain so I was pretty much just making things up and trying to make it sound complicated so she would stop asking.
"Um, it's complicated. Ambiguous."
She was still looking confused. (Isn't 'ambiguous' code for 'I don't know either'?)
Still confused apparently so I just really went on with my fictional story:
"We hang out a lot but we're not dating."
Then she said, "Well, if you hang out and you love each other then what's the problem?"
I just nodded my head, it was easier than trying to go back on my story. I'm not sure how she went from "friends" to "love each other" especially since the whole story was something I made up. I should have just left it with "No, I'm not dating anyone" but she's the type who you just can't say "no" to. (I'm glad she wasn't inquiring because she was interested;)