When you're first starting to date someone, you are still in the process of getting to know them as a person, even if it feels at times like you've known them forever.This part of dating can be totally exciting, but the uncertainty and newness of it all often leaves a lot of room for interpretation, and possibly mixed signals.
I’m going to take a risk and be really honest and direct with you since you did ask for my professional opinion.
During that time, I remember reconnecting with a past love.
I did so to distract myself: it felt good to spend time with another body, and it diverted my attention from missing Hemal so much. Now, I will say I took a lot of time off from even thinking about men or dating during Hemal and my break.
He is probably being honest when he tells her he just wants to be friends, and seeking to imply that he doesn't want a relationship. I know this because I once found myself in a related situation.
When my now-husband and I were still dating, we briefly broke up at one point.