Then he suddenly rejected me via text the other week by saying that he realized he only was physically attracted to me, he didn't feel the emotional attachment, and he felt bad because I was already in a (LD) relationship. He said he really didn't want to lose me as a friend, so we agreed to still be friends. There wasn't anymore flirting after that, but we do still hang out about once a week.
I broke up with my LD boyfriend 6 days ago because I didn't feel the spark anymore, and because I still liked my 'friend'. My 'friend' knows I'm single now, and we kept on talking like normal. He flirted with me some the other day though. Yesterday he said he'd text me after work, and he didn't. I texted him this morning jokingly saying "Hey thanks for texting me back yesterday :P 'Preciate it". His response was "Yeah sorry haha I had to go to sleep as soon as I got home because I'm working on the stage crew at festival nearby" (not gonna state the actual name of the festival for privacy reasons). I understood so we had a delayed response conversation for about maybe 2 hours, then he never replied back. I logged into facebook to do my daily browse through the feed and I seen that he was tagged in his dad's photo with another girl. Mind you she does probably work on the stage crew too, and she's not even from this state so I'm not really worried about that too awful much, but she is single.
I'm really hoping that if me and this guy keep talking/hanging out, he'll actually like me for me, not just for my looks. But this whole not texting back thing bothers me. I'm definitely not sending another text, as I don't want to appear "needy". Should I just give him the silent treatment for a few days to make him text me first?