There is a nice new guy at my job who I have been getting to know more lately and I think he might like me. He sits at the desk next to mine so we often talk when we are alone in the room.
We share interests in fitness and healthy lifestyle and I have a vegan recipe blog.
He is not vegan but he often asks me questions about food and my recipes... etc. and last night he texted me after work for advice on a good post-workout recipe.
I'm interested in getting to know this person more outside of work but don't want to feel awkward about it, I get the feeling that he likes me too but I don't know if he's just being friendly or really interested in my recipes. Last week we "matched" on a dating app that my friend convinced me to get on and he gave me his number. It's one of those apps where you have to "pick" each other in order to match so he was texting me and gave me his number.
Every once in a while he texts me in the evening after work.
I am planning on hosting a small dinner party at my place a couple of weeks from now and was thinking of inviting him but I don't want to feel awkward if it sounds too forward and he will turn down the invitation.
How should I suggest having him at my dinner party since he's interested in my cooking without sounding like I have an hidden agenda?