Most Helpful Guy
To be honest, it does suck a lot when this happens. Given that you would have proceeded without rejecting him, in starting a relationship , let's say, it would not have been a successful one. I'd for one say this was a bold yet necessary move and while you would feel bad about this at the moment in time you should accept that it was a necessary step. This is a pretty common scenario and I think and how you handled it was I suppose the way it should have been done so. In short, no you're not a mean person.
Most Helpful Girl
You answered your own question. Don't become the person who hurt you "bitter". Because once you walk around with that same mentality you tend to hurt and push away people who actually had the potential to treat you right. Take time to heal but don't take anger out on someone who had no intentions on hurting you..