Do you think these message exchanges after 4 dates suggest he will only ever be a friend in her eyes?

Girl: “I have been thinking and I really really enjoy spending time with you but I think more as friends. How are feeling about it? I understand if you no longer want to meet tomorrow! I hope your week is going okay x”

Guy: “I’m glad you mentioned it actually - I was going to ask you how you felt. Tbh, I’d find it difficult to just be friends with someone who I find attractive and I find you attractive. I do find I have to get to know someone over a month or 2 before I can take things to a more intimate level though.
My weeks been good thanks. Hope yours is good as well. I’m still happy to meet you tomorrow but up to you - I understand if you’d rather just part ways based on what I’ve said. x”

girl: “Okay, I understand! Thank you for letting me know :) I think then it might be better not to meet tomorrow as it could become confusing, I am also getting quite worried about covid again so bad timing. Thank you for being so kind and understanding :)
I hope you have a lovely Christmas and New year x. (I will still transfer the money for the ticket) thank you for organising such lovely dates :) really enjoyed them all“

4 months later guy likes an instagram post by the girl. Girl then likes one of his holiday posts a week later. Couple of weeks later she posts a story of herself with her niece and he says “Very cute. Your niece?” She replies “Thanks :) yes my little niece.”
Yes it does - he’s forever a friend only
Not necessarily - it’s more ambiguous than that / the timing just wasn’t right - he might have a chance in future
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Just to add we were not friends before. I only know her from the 4 dates we went on and we met on a dating site
Do you think these message exchanges after 4 dates suggest he will only ever be a friend in her eyes?
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