Is that when he shows interest and you don't reciprocate ? What if he shows interest but you never mention the word "friends" or "buddies" to him? What if he asks you if you are friends and you say "we are not friends", does that mean you don't like him? or does it mean "I don't want to be friends, I want more"? If he wasn't your friend, would you get upset if he stopped talking to you altogether? If the circumstance arose when you tell a guy "we have never been friends", does he have to take it as a cue to leave you alone? what if he leaves you alone and you keep bugging him to talk, what exactly are you saying?