It sounds like he is unsure about dating you. He isn't taking it slow, he is deciding whether or not he wants to be with you. He is also not "playing" you, but he is being indecisive. If he doesn't get any closer to you or spend any more time with you after a couple months, then he is playing you. But personally, I prefer both in love and friendship people who know what they want and are decisive and ambitious and passionate, not halfway or unsure.
HAVE you "NO" Womans' Intuition ?