ok- this guy, we’ll call him bruno, has been flirty-kind with me for legit more than a year, but i always thought he was just teasing because he’s one of those popular guys who tease people about anything. this year though, at our homecoming dance and beyond, he’s gotten a lot kinder and compliments me more often, so i ended up giving him an anonymous carnation at my school’s flower sale, and he texted me and i confessed to him over text. he ended up saying he needs to focus on his sports and school, which is completely reasonable, bur what does this mean, does he still view me romantically? does he like me? i know he’s not doing one of those letting you down nicely type of things, as he first of all isn't one of those guys, and overall didn't seem like he was saying that, but i dont know if that confirms my feelings are requited or not, even if he just doesn't want to put a label on it yet. i plan on asking him what he means after some casual texts, but i wanted to get your guys’ opinions!