He might be trying to get to knw you alittle better, are you hanging out with other friends , or just the two of you?
I have met up with a guy for friendship reasons alone. It really depends on how he says it and the dynamic of your relationship with him. My best friend naturally gets along with males and she's always hanging out with them. In the years that I've known her, only 2-3 have confessed that they have or had feelings for her. Whether they've always been interested in her or the interest came later on is something I don't know.