He’s sending me mixed messages about what our relationship is.
I’ve liked this one guy for a long time (a couple of years) and he finally asked me to homecoming yesterday. It was in an adorable way, with signs that the marching band held up and flowers. His friends told me that he liked me the same way I liked him, and he didn’t deny it when they asked him (with me present). But he told me today that he wants to go as ‘just friends’ because he doesn’t want the chance of breaking up and not being friends anymore. To say the least, I am heartbroken. I just don’t know what to do, because I really don’t want to give up on the idea of being in a relationship with him.
Just talk it out with him. Figure out what is going with him and his thoughts because sometimes it isn't that the guy just gives up or wanted to lead you on, it is just fear of the exact thing that they say. Being friends is probably one of the best things to him and if he loses that who knows how he will feel about it. In my personal opinion I would talk it out, figure out what terms you both can agree on and move from there. Worst case scenario you two aren't anything and stay friends. Best case scenario you end up together! Good luck!