So I also asked if he wanted to do something next week with me, and he said it probably wasn't a good idea, even though I'm going to be gone for almost all of July. I asked if we could do something when I came back in August, and he said sure, but I should probably bring my friends too. I was sort of offended and told him I can stand to not be intimate with him at all, as I value him as a person and his friendship, but he said groups were best.
I still care for him and want for him to be my friend, but I'm unsure on what sort of rules apply to navigating a friendship.
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Follow his lead
he is a really great guy for not being an opportunistic prick and really not wanting to play with your emotions
so as he says and move on
on a side note
I don't know what happened, or if you'd even want to talk about it (if you do, I'm all ears, I'd be glad to raise a patient ear to hear your story), but you really missed out on a great guy that would have gone over and beyond for you if things hadn't changed