Most Helpful Guy
He is hoping for a relationship , but is worried that you don't want a relationship with him , so rather than messing up everything with you he said he just wants to be friends. I bet if you told him you liked him as more than a friend. ( if you do that is ) he would be more open to you.
Most Helpful Girl
Hmm... maybe he was nervous and couldn't be bold enough to tell you the truth. It does take a lot of courage to tell your crush what you're really thinking. He did tell you that he liked you, so that's a plus! Keep hanging out with him and make sure you're open and honest with him. If he feels comfortable around you, he'll be more likely to make something happen over just wishing for it!