Last time she was fishing for a compliment from him. That didn’t produce any results, so she tries something else. Turning back to address him, she offers to meet him at the midday break, but she says it in a way that makes it easy for him to invite her or encourage her to come.
7 Tell me, you whom my soul loves
where you graze your flock where you rest them at noon:
for why should I be like a veiled woman by the flocks of your close friends
He replies in a flirting type of answer. He is fairly confident that she has been watching him and knows where he is going. But he isn’t going to assume too much so he gives directions – in doing this he is inviting her to join him.
Solomon (the guy)
1.8 If you do not know, O fairest among women,
go forth on the trail of the flock and graze your flock of female kids
by the dwellings of the shepherds.
He also uses this phrase “O fairest among women”. I don’t know that he thought this one through. By saying this, he was saying that she is special, and that the rest of the girls are not. This stings a little when the girls are all thinking that this guy might be worth checking out. The girls will throw this phrase back at her later in the story.