4 years ago, i fell for a guy.
3 years ago, we started dating.
2 years ago, he randomly disappeared from my life. he just started ignoring me.
1 year ago, i finally moved on. met a girl. fell for her.
today, he texted me. said he wanted to “get to know each other” again. i was innocent and didn’t catch all the hints. we asked all those “favorites” questions and other questions about our lives. he kept asking me, “do you like anyone?” “who do you like?” “do i know them?”
eventually, he says, “you know who i like?” and i go “you asked ____ out, right?” he says, “i thought i liked ____, but i think she just wasn’t the one.” and i’m like, “then no, idk who you like.” and he says, " i known her for 4 years. her name starts with (my first initial) and you know her reallllly well." and i go “i’m not playing a guessing game with you… what are you saying?” he says, “i like you. always did.”
and i hope you know how hard i was face palming right there. i go “look, i don’t know you anymore. i don’t actually like you anymore. i might have, but you never said anything. i’m sorry.i could in the future, but not right now. i’d still like to get to know you, though.” he was cool with it. i think.
but now i’m scared. what if i get to know him again, fall all over again, and get ghosted again? i don’t know if i can handle that. what do you think i should do?
edit: i thought about what you all said and when he asked to go for a movie with me, i told him, flat out, no thank you.