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You already told him you just wanted to be friends. He respected that and didn't push it. I think now that you are starting to feel differently that it's up to you to let him know. I think you need to be direct and honest. If you just hint and hope he reads the signs, it might confuse him since it contradicts what you told him directly.
That doesn't mean you have to suddenly blurt it out. You can still change the way you act around him. Then when the time feels right, be honest with him. A good relationship is based on honesty and the ability to talk openly. So this is a good time to start. Sooner or later you will need to let him know you feel differently now.1THIS IS NOT RELEVANT ANYMORE