I like this guy, but I also know he likes me. He brought me my fav candy, got me a stuffed animal, and took me out on dates multiple times. I met him through one of my other guy friends, and he and I are relatively close. I wanted to see if he truly liked me and asked my guy friend to pull a prank. I told the guy I like; I was dating our mutual friend. He seemed confused, then asked me more, and I kept going along with the story. He seems to be getting upset and just says he's going to bed, but my guy friend messages him saying we aren't dating (his part of the prank). Eventually, my guy friend admits it was a joke, and so do I, and he says fuck you to both of us, and was like "I can't believe you pranked me, LMAO, fuck you" then said, "Now I can trust either of you anymore." He still seems upset and not really wanting to talk to me, and he also doesn't seem to trust anything I say. I mean, did it hurt him or what?
Most Helpful Guy
That was just mean, I would feel awful if someone did that to me. That's your own damn fault, let things simmer down or say sorry, but he has every right to feel upset and betrayed. You took his trust and threw it in his face, then humiliated him and lied... that's just mean.0
Most Helpful Girl
You were playing with his brain and he was prepared to be hurt. You made him show his vulnerability and he didn't like that.
Guys don't like games like this. Don't play with his emotions after you've had a lot of exchange that proves his affection. He probably immediately put up a guard in his mind that you weren't trustworthy, and if he likes you, that's difficult for him.
Best bet is to apologize and verbally communicate that you recognize you made him feel really small and like he'd been played. Be empathetic.2