Came out to a friend while I was late into college, him finishing HS. He wouldn't talk to me for months. He seemed open minded and all too. Initially acted cool with it, then just ditched me. We talked on and off online about 10 months later, he wouldn't do anything beyond that because he thought it would make things awkward. I insisted and we hung out, things were cool, but then I developed a crush on him (even before I came out) and the feelings came back.
I told him that he was right and that I "needed to get over things that I know will never happen" (meaning I know he'll never like me back) and told him we shouldn't talk beyond online for a while. He just replied "ok"...
A week later, he randomly messages me saying that our hangout "wasn't awkward at all but whatever." I told him it still didn't explain what he did when I initially came out to him, then gave him an explanation about how discouraging it felt to tell more people and that I should've just left him to begin with. He responded that he was stupid and wanted to put it behind. He apparently missed what we had together. So I told him as long as he can continue to be himself without any of the bullshit he gave me, then it's cool. We talked for an hour about other stuff and that was that.
Why the change of heart? Could he be questioning his own sexuality? Was my message not clear about me liking him? What if he pulls the same crap again?