So, at the end of our latest date I told him that I should have brought it up sooner, but I'm looking for an exclusive relationship with the right person, eventually. I made it clear that we were still able to see other people if we wanted to, but I didn't want to remain casual indefinitely, and I was making sure we were on the same page.
He told me that he likes hanging out with me and hasn't seen anyone else for a little over a month since going out with me. He also said that he hasn't been in a serious relationship for a while and, taking into account our age difference (me 19 and him 23), he wants to see where things go. He added that that's usually what he does, but it also causes him to have some commitment apprehension. That kinda worries me, to be honest. We haven't done anything more than makeout pretty much every date, so I'm fairly positive he's not just in it for sex. We were holding hands the whole conversation, and he kissed me goodbye and said he had a good time on the date when I was leaving.
I'm just overall really worried about getting hurt, which feels pathetic, but could any guys
(or girls) offer me some advice or insight about what they make of the situation? Thank you so much.