Well, it's been a year now since I broke up my cheating bf. I have been going to counseling on a regular basis, and I am definitely on the mend ... My counselor said that I may not yet ready to date, but I met a great guy two weeks ago. We went out a few times, and we made out and felt each other up on our last date. We got a long well, but it seems he's getting attached to me very quickly and I got scared. Plus, being with him suddenly brings back good memories of my ex-bf and I began to act/tease/hug/etc him like how I used to do with my ex, and now I am getting melancholy again. I don't believe in love or chemistry at the first sight, and the sparks were not quite there.
So, before I get sad and he's getting too attached, I just sent him a text to say that I am not ready to date (which is true) but I want to remain as friends. I think this text makes me sound like a jerk but I am just not sure how to handle it to be honest with you. I just want to be straight forward before he gets too attached and hurt.
Is this the right move?