Why would he ask me this when he says he isn't in love with me? What do you guys think of this conversation?

So pretty much my ex initiated a conversation with me a month ago. Let's just say some interesting things were said. Well he has a girl that he has an on and off thing with. In this call he said that it didn't work out with them. He did make a point to say that the call wasn't because he was trying to be with me. He claims with closure. But he randomly popped up 3 weeks after saying we couldn't talk because they became official. I was trying to move on with and talk to someone else and he knew this. But anyway, there was a point in the convo where I was telling him about not being sure of my situation with the guy that I was talking to and he asked me if I loved the guy. I was caught off guard as to why he would care or wanted to know. I told him me and this guy hadn't met up yet but that I liked him. Then I don't know if it was after that or before but at one point he was like "ever liked someone but they don't make you feel the same way someone else does". Not sure what or who that was in reference to. But toward the end of the convo before I had to go, I was talking about my situation and just talking to another guy in general, and he trailed off saying, "I kinda feel like" and when I asked him what he was going to say, he said that he was distracted or something. One of my friends think that he doesn't like that I'm with someone else but that he can't say anything since he did the same thing. She said that because he asked if I loved the guy I was talking to and because he got awkward toward the end and trailed off with what he was going to say. Not sure really what to think of what he said, do you guys agree with my friend or what do you guys think of his feelings? He's like very hot and cold. This is all from a guy who says that he isn't in love with me.
Why would he ask me this when he says he isn't in love with me? What do you guys think of this conversation?
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