This guy slid into my dms a little over a month ago and we've been talking everyday ever since.
He told me I'm the most genuine person he's ever met, with a pure heart. He's told me how much he loves my personality and my energy. He's told me he finds me pretty and he compliments my intellect all the time.
He sends me good morning texts, gives me updates everywhere he goes and sends me good night texts. He bought a 500 dollar cologne because I told him I like the way it smells on men, he even brought a vile for me because he wanted to me 'try it on my skin'. However, when I asked him if he thinks we'll ever be anything more than friends, he just told me he wants a casual friendship.
Nothings changed since that convo tho. Still good morning texts, good night texts and hourly updates. When I joke around with him about other girls, he says he doesn't want to talk to ANY girls. I have feelings for this man, but I'm afraid I've been friendzoned so bad that we'll never be anything more and keeping him in my life is pointless. Should I just give up or should I wait until he's ready? I really do feel like he could like me too, but I can't get hurt again.
You could be waiting forever if you wait until he's ready. He's told you where you stand with him, so I wouldn't cling to false hope.
I was once in a similar situation. He implied he liked me more than a friend though, but wasn't ready to date or be in a relationship. Nothing ever progressed between us. I found out he was still in love with his ex and eventually git into a relationship with someone else.
It's too painful in the long-term when you hold onto someone who doesn't feel the same way
Maybe you have to accept it'll be nothing more than a friendship. If you can't do that, then you may have to move on from the friendship for the sake of your own wellbeing.
Wait for a guy who'll take risks to be with you.