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If someone said, "I wish you well in life", I'd take it as a "It was nice knowing you, but I don't want to see you again." Like you're giving closure.
I can totally understand wanting to hold off on the kiss...
But you need to show him in some way shape or form that you have a romantic interest.
As a guy, I always tried to rush things and I know a lot of girls tried to slow me. Sometimes it felt like rejection, when it wasn't, but I'd give up.
Eventually, I slowed waaaaaaaaaaay down... no kiss until marriage.
And we got married!
It's a shame that people try to be like other couples, when they just need to enjoy each other's company.
I really hope this works out for you.