What does it mean when a guy tells you he adores you?

My guy friend and I were talking about this crazy girl that he had been dating (they broke up), and he said that he was sick of women. I asked him what had happened and said that I hoped I wasn't included in the female population he was hating. Instead of saying no I was cool, which would have seemed like a normal guy response, he told me not to worry because I am a very genuine person that he adores. Adores as in friendship or more than friendship? Translation please!