Most Helpful Guy
I think he wants to be free to date around and see what's out there. The thing is, from your age posted, you two are really young. You both are at a point in your lives when you have nearly unlimited options right now when it comes to dating. I actually think you should be happy that he's so straightforward with it as many guys would just go out and date/flirt without telling you but instead, he's making it a point to release you so that he can go do his thing.
Most Helpful Girl
Im in the same situation, we did 6 months long distance and he wasn't coping with it but in the 2 months we've been broken up he's been the same. I still dont really get it but know you're not the only one! I believe his feelings for me are genuine