He said he likes me then called me "friend." I'm confused!
have been hanging out with this guy for about 7 times over 3.5 weeks. We also text in between. We go to the same university but different classes. every time we are together, we always have lots of fun. We kissed but did not go any further. He's been to my place and I've been to his place. This past weekend was Thanksgiving break, we both stayed on campus. He has relatives/friends in the area but he spent Friday and Saturday hanging out with me. We both love reading and writing. We spent hours discussing history, politics, books, philosophy etc. This past Saturday night when we were cuddling/kissing while watching a movie, he said "I think I kinda like you" then "I want to take things slow. I know it sounds really bad but I respect you." He also said "I would never tell you white lies." Things did get heated last week and he said that was mostly his fault. We stopped before anything could happen and I also told him that I think we should hang out more, and get to know each other. He has been really respectful of me although we of course ended up making out. Then on Sunday night we texted back and forth.
Then on Monday night he asked me to watch a movie with him after class. He texted me while he was in class. So when I saw him, I asked him, "so you were texting me in class huh?" in a joking way. He said "ya I was in class and thinking: I want to hang out with my..." he stopped right there, then said" new friend." He also noticed I wore a different lip gloss and complimented me on my clothes.
So what does it mean? This guy just said he thinks he kinda like me, then kinda admitted that he was thinking about me, and then called me FRIEND? WTH? So am I in the "friend zone"?
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