Most Helpful Guy
Yes, this is essentially your fault for being to timid or shy. Now he's trying to say things to make it look like he was joking, trying to save face, or regain some esteem.
Most Helpful Girl
He may have thought you were playing hard to get and he lost interest or just got bored with waiting. Yeah, give him a little time, if he does like he like you- he'll come around. If not- don't wait next time.