How can I tell if he’s talking to/texting me just because or because he has a more serious motive? How do I know if I’m reading into it too much or if there’s actually something going on? Sorry if I’m being too vague. If I am, I will expound.
I suppose that you could always ask him if you’re unsure, if nothing else works. But my advice would be to think about how he interacts with other people, especially girls, and compare that with how he interacts with you. For example there’s a guy in my class who talks to EVERYONE so when he talks to me I don’t think there’s anything going on. On the other hand when a guy who lives on the other side of the planet told me he was willing to get up at his 5 AM every morning just to be able to talk on FB, well, I was pretty sure something was going on. So yeah, these are just some examples of my life. (Sorry if I misread your meaning and all this is irrelevant)