Well I think he was being honest and he didn't say he liked her did he? So, there is still hope... heck more than hope with an honest boy friend.
I think there should be no letting someone have him/her cos it's ya bestie. It really boils down to who he really likes and who has better chemistry. Just allow the both of you to get to know him.... fair competition if you both can handle. If he really likes your bestie.... he will definitely make his move without requiring you letting her have him... But if it's really obvious that you are sure he will not fancy you then maybe it's great to remain friends with him and get to know others guys? Then you will have more choices??
It could end up a situation where he might not be with either of you and maybe choose a 3rd person?
I always feel that it's good to be friends and drop subtle hints along the way see how things go.... let all things progress naturally.
Some guys i know act very cool infront of the girls they like... while some makes fun of the girls they fancy. I have came across both before.... so I cannot be sure. But do hang out more... show him your personality. If he is really keen on you you... he will definitely ask you out.... you can do the asking too? No harm... ? Do hang out more i suggest. But PLss...... do not feel toooo upset if he doesn't reciprocate your feelings. Do not ever feel he has any thing for you unless he says so himself to you.... If you happened to hang out with his bestie.... are you able to find out his feelings towards you in a subtle manner?? Just do not get hurt in the end. That's my sincerest wish for you....
If she were your bff she would know you had a crush on him first. So I say No...
He likes you. keep flirting
Just give him time. They put him on the spot..he freaked
That's just fookin' great.