What Guys Said 1
Difficult to say but your actions may have surprised him and catch him off guard.
What Girls Said 1
Hmm. It's difficult to know without having witnessed his reaction. You say that he has a lot of experience though, which makes what he said definitely sound like the "let's just be friends" flag. If he did not give any indication that he reciprocates your feelings, I think there isn't much you can do about it without putting your friendship in jeopardy.