Most Helpful Guy
Well, sounds like you were just friends before the dating started. He just wants to go back to the way things were. He tried to date you, but was honest with his feelings when he sensed it wasn't going to work out. He still respects you and wants you in his life as a friend.
Most Helpful Girl
There is something called No contact. Look it up, read on it and put it into action. You can never be friends with an ex.. it just doesn't work.