My friend keeps calling me his love even though he just got himself a girlfriend!
Why does he do this?
It's not like a pet name for me...it's just that on every opportunity we're together he tries to show me that he cares for me...touches me...makes me laugh, puts his face SO close to mine...whispers in my ear sometimes, messes up my hair, pinches me (just like in grade school xD)...
And, we were talking the other day, and joking around (teasing each other like we always do), and he tells me; ...'You should see me in bed!'!
He tells me he loves me on many occasions...but in a coy and cute way. :) I kinda do the same... He tells me he hates me and then a second later he can't take it anymore so he tells me he loves me!
he knows how to push your buttons... and is very attracted to you but doesn't want to risk actually saying with meaning backed up with actions.. so it's much easier and safer to act the way he does and it gets you all riled up too. change the way you react and he will not have this power over you.
It sounds like he is interested in you and does love you but does not want to be more than friends because he is scared of ruining your friendship and loosing you because if things go further and then go wrong. He will loose you as it will be very hard to going back to just being friends.
Now that he has a girlfriend on the scene I would be careful about your behaviour around him and the amount of time that you spend together. You can still be friends and do things together but you should not be messing around with each other and flirting because that is not respectful to him and his girlfriend and I don't think she will be happy if she found out.