Take it literal. Give him Space. You'll just ruin it by not honoring his wishes.
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I just told a guy to stay away from me although I really really really love him. I really do. But I was afraid of getting hurt that I pushed him away, he probably isn't that crazy about me anymore after that already but guess what? When people push people away, they actually want them to run after them. "Sometimes people put up walls not to block people out but to see who is willing to break those walls down" but I could be wrong and he could really need his space... but I think you should go after him.
Tricky question. Saying "i need space" is usually a woman thing. When a guy says it, it usually means "im done with you and found another but I can't say its over so..." If he says he needs space, give him space but don't keep your hopes up about him coming back. that all.