Most Helpful Guy
Do not give the "Best friend" or friend or friend with benefits a thought. All that will do is confuse you. Just think of him as a normal friend despite the past relationship. Take your mind off of him for a moment and think about your other (male) friends. Would you have an intimate relationship with them? Exactly. Just think of it like that and you will be fine.
Most Helpful Girl
... Some benefits...
With This, no longer two birds of a feather, he is Mistaking your kindly Kindness for Woo Weakness, and is taking you and This for granted, knowing you will be around and still Feels you are His 'Ship' and Slip Mate.
He has you in his back pocket and it seems he is self assured you won't jump ship from the bestie idea he has ever come up with. He can have his sweet cake and eat it Two by putting you on the back burner, contacting and seeing you when he feels like going with you on the Good ship Lollipop and in the Meantime... Seems keen on my other friend and even bothers to contact them..
You need to sit this sailor down and make a few ground rules of your own. Tell him you enjoy being friends but will not be put out to sea this easily and if he thinks he is going to come and go like the wind, tell him to go blow.
Good luck. xx