A couple of weeks ago, I was so tired of it I told him about it. I told him I'm not sure if I can handle the idea of him talking to other girls and possibly hooking up though I know he wouldn't be dating anybody for awhile (I found out from his phone sitting in front of me, opened). I asked him why he still wanted me around because I didn't think there was a good reason. He said I have become his best friend and I am the only girl who could truly tolerate him and his weird sense of humor (he does have a weird sense of humor but I deal with it and joke back). He also said he will always want me around no matter what happens. I asked him if there was a possibility we'd get back together then if he kept saying those things. He told me to forget about the past and just right now to remain friends with him and also said when he would be ready for a relationship, he is assuming I will be in another relationship so he would have no choice but to deal with it but he would want to stay my friend. I kept telling him I can't handle the thought of him and other girls right now, even not on a relationship level and all he said is "Just forget about the past. Do things to distract yourself" and "Please let's just remain friends." I told him fine but I'm still not fully convinced why we should be.
Why would he be saying these things if he knows that I can't handle the thought of him and other girls?