This summer I started working with "J" who came to my job as a transfer from another store (we work in retail). We got to work together all summer. We got along great. The downside to this is that he was only here for the summer. Come fall he would be starting graduate school 15 hours away. I knew this but began to develop feelings for him anyway. Last week was his last week at work. On his last night we worked together and out of nowhere he asked me to go out with him on a date before he left. We went out towards the end of the week and had a great time, talking about everything and laughing. It has been a long time since I've felt this comfortable around someone. Three days after our "date" he left for graduate school. I have been upset since he left, crying and just down in the dumps. I'm not sure what to do. I have his email so I can keep in touch with him. He had to have liked me in some way to ask me to go out with him right? Should I just be his friend for now? I feel so miserable being here and he is gone. I know he will probably be home for visits and holidays but I'm not sure as to how often, etc. I really like this guy and am afraid he will forget about me and meet someone else. Should I wait a few weeks and tell him how I really feel?
waiting in PA