I need some help figuring out this situation. I recently told a guy that I like him and he told me he likes me back. We aren’t dating but my feelings for him have settled under the category of “just friends.” He’s been hurt before, and I couldn’t bear to have him be hurt again, but by me this time. What should I do?
Just tell him the truth and don’t lead him on or pretend that you still like him or anything. He will be hurt, but it will hurt him more if you don’t tell him the truth, because his feelings for you could keep getting stronger under the impression that you do like him.