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If you want him as a FRIEND only, then don't ask him out to have drinks by yourself. That's not a friend request that's a date.
If you want to be friends with him and nothing more then just see him when you see him. Friend him on facebook and run in his social circle for a time so you can bump into him, but don't ask him out.
Sends the wrong message.0THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE