Oh, just noticed your age. I did this exact thing at your age, and it 100% worked for me. We aren't dating anymore, but we are still very close friends.Good luck!
Him not being ready for a relationship means he just has some maturing to do. He doesn't wanna ruin a good thing going on, so he's not overly fond of labels. But that doesn't mean there isn't a "yet" at the end of that. Give him some time. He might be ready for a relationship at some point. If you're patient enough to wait for him, then it isn't all bad.
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Never mind I didn't know that you were only 16