I met someone from Tinder (weāll call him Tyler). Tyler and I had been talking for awhile. The first night we met I stayed the night at his place. Heās significantly older than me (by 8 years), but we still continued to talk. Throughout the summer, Tyler and I were hanging out nearly everyday, and doing things that normal couples did. We went on dates, we stayed the night at each others place very often, we were affectionate, we spent Fourth of July together, and he even called me āhis girlā. Well, once September came around I was unsure of what to make of everything. He never flat out called me his girlfriend but heād call me ābabeā or āhis girlā. So I had confronted him about it all and flat out asked āwhat are we?ā I was expecting a āwell weāre a coupleā But instead I got āwere not anything because I donāt want a relationship right now and the thought of having one makes me feel physically sick.ā Super long argument/story short: we didnāt talk for two months. After those two months, he had reached out to me again and apologized. My issue is: we still talk. Heāll still call me ābabeā sometimes or send me hearts with his messages. Tomorrow we plan to hangout together. Iām starting to think Iām falling for him again, but Iām very worried for that to happen because I donāt want to get hurt again. But everytime I go to his house, we end up on his bed, listening to music, and cuddling till we fall asleep. I love all that, but Iām worried about ruining our friendship. any advice?