[Advice Needed] He Pampers Me, But He Isn’t Asking Me Out! What Do I Do?

images (13)Dear Readers,

One of my male acquaintances has been showing me a little more interest than usual.  He flirts with me all the time, he pays me more attention than anyone else when we are at parties, he sits next to me when he can, he gets me drinks when we’re out, he loves to talk to me and texts me often just to say hi, he talks good about me to everyone, he’s always so considerate of my needs and he even got me a gift on my birthday.  All these things, but, he hasn’t made any effort to take things further.  Sometimes I even notice him glancing at me and smiling.  I’m so confused, does he like me or is he just being friendly? How do I know?