One of my guy friends used to have a huge crush on me. He asked me out a couple times but I turned him down and I think I came across as putting him in the "friend zone". He used to be super persistent but this past year he has started talking to me less and in fact got close to one of my friends and seemed to have a crush on her instead. He is still really nice to me and he helps me with my car without ever letting me pay him back. Several friends have told me he does this because he still cares about me and is still waiting and wanting me to change my mind. Is this true? and if it is how can I let him know that I didn't really "friend zone" him?