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To me it sounds like he is unsure how he feels. By not friendzoning you, it means he's not writing you off and may look at you as a potential dating option. Perhaps, he just wants to get to know you better first, still trying to get over this ex, and may be dealing with a few things in his life.
Guys often can send mixed signals and it can be confusing to many people. Good luck with it!