Would a guy lie to his friend when asked if he liked anyone?
Two days ago, a mutual friend of my crush and I found out I like my crush. He stayed over my crush's apartment a few weeks ago and asked him if he liked anyone... to which he said no.
The mutual friend and my crush have known each other since last year, as they were classmates in many classes. They aren't too close, as they never really hung out, outside of classes. I met my crush last April, and met our mutual friend in September.
The thing is, our mutual friend seems to be into me. My crush has even pointed this out (a bit jokingly, and showing subtle jealousy) and it seems obvious to me and my friends.
My crush is very shy and reserved, and has never been in a relationship.
I was wondering if 1) he was just being honest by saying he didn't like anyone. 2) lied because he knew our mutual friend is into me 3) our mutual friend is lying to me
And if my crush was into me, would he back off knowing one of his friends liked me? Even if I've known my crush longer? (and have shown interest to one another?)
I had a bit of confidence that he liked me, but after hearing what our friend had to say, I'm not so sure anymore.
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