I told my best friend that I liked him more than as a friend but he told me that he didn't know how to respond to that but wanted to keep me as a good friend. He began worrying extremely that he was going to lose me whereas I already wanted to move on and left him hanging. He contacted me the following day to see me again and we've been friends since then. However, even though I've been friend-zoned twice by him, why does he act like he DOES like me MORE than a friend when he has said that he DOESN'T and has called me "buddy" once to me? I just recently met his family and they adore me to death. He's always the one wanting to hang out with me and is always available to (I have to text him most of the time because they guy's just very slow, lol) and he likes taking me to different places and doing different things with me; we always have an amazing time. I know very well he is not trying to get into my pants (otherwise, I wouldn't have him around) so we have an authentic friendship. It's also worth mentioning that he and his girlfriend broke up in April or May; she was one of those high maitenence types with a cake full of makeup.
What do you all think?
I know these mixed messages very well when I see them and don't seem them as "wishful thinking" because a first grader could very well see them too.
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It's possible to like someone a lot but still struggle with feelings for someone else. I think this is what is happening here. Maybe he's still in love with his ex and is finding it difficult to be in a relationship again for now. Timing can fix this. However if he naturally just doesn't feel that romantic connection then unfortunately time likely won't fix it. It's very much possible to also really adore someone as a friend but as only that.. Don't interpret his actions for more if he has already made it clear that he only sees you as a best friend.0