For three months I dated someone. This why my first serious relationship since a four year one almost two years ago. I found him comforting, sweet, and goal-oriented. The challenge was/is that I'm away at school (5 hrs). It's difficult since we met a week before I left for school. We tried to make it work, but he gave up. We still talk once a week for about an hour. We hang out almost everytime I come home.
I just don't know what to think. I've asked, and he's said, "I just don't feel that way about you." I believe him, but somewhere in the back of my mind I think he's not sure yet. When he ended it, he asked if we could take a step backward and just be friends for awhile. I'm so confused. I know better than to be hung-up on someone, but I haven't felt so strongly about a guy in a long time. I date a lot, and I have a pretty good idea about qualities I look for in people. Is he just being nice or could there be more there than just friends?
I'm scared because I think I may love him, and I really don't want to get hurt again. Anyone have advice