At first, he was mostly flirtatious, but he's started asking me about my day and wanting to know how I'm doing. He's the one that dumped me. Why on earth is he talking my leg off now? He says that he doesn't want a relationship with anyone (which I know either means exactly what he said or that he just doesn't want one with me). He says that he likes me and has fun with me and enjoys talking to me, but the ship sailed on us for him a long time ago. I've told him that I appreciate his honesty. When he asked about us remaining friends, I told him that I'm done wasting my time with guys that don't want the same things as me. I want a real relationship with someone that wants the same things out of life as me, and I don't want to settle anymore. When I told him that I accepted us breaking up (which was over a year-and-a-half ago) and thought it was for the best and said okay when he told me he didn't think we were compatible as a couple, he seemed a bit hurt.
I'm guessing that I just bruised his ego or he's disappointed, because there's no chance of getting sex out of this? I don't want to assume the worst of him, but I'm certainly not going to give him the benefit of the doubt anymore. This guy was the first guy that I ever slept with, so I suspect I'll always have some tender feelings for him, but he doesn't want what I want. I don't want to play games. I just wish that I understood why on earth he keeps talking to me like this. I'm considering just telling him that I need space. Why is he doing this? Does it even matter, really? He wants to be friends, but I don't want just friendship. Should I just cut him out of my life?