Is this manipulative behaviour?

So I’ve been speaking to this guy I met through online dating. I’m not interested in him romantically but we’ve been communicating on and off. I’ve opened up to him a bit about my mental health struggles and he keeps asking me questions about what exactly I’ve been diagnosed with. He also keeps asking me to go out with him for a meal. I sent him a reply after he asked me out for the 3rd time saying I was not in the right place to date and that I wanted to focus on myself, then he said to me that he only meant that we would meet as friends, and said ‘it’s seems like you need some friends at the moment’

is this manipulative after I’ve told him that i don’t want to go out with him?
Is this manipulative behaviour?
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