kisses and hugs are just that, man dont understand, because we dont get emotional over them(h&k).
He still wants you. However, he's hunting for something else.
Let me answer your question with a question:
When the girl i love tells me she only wants to be friends, does she mean it? why does she still give me hugs and very occasionally say "i love you"?
I think men have it worse.
it means ..he is not willing to commit but would love to have ur sex nevertheless... in other words.. he wants you but doesnt want the whole package .. and yes it must be the *** lol
ahhh you must have seen my experience group "I am in the friend zone arrrugh" group
He has reservations, but likes you. Perhaps it is your baggage and not you. Kids? Psyho ex husband?
He knows you like him and is trying to be kind without realizing how much he is hurting you.
He wants to be able to continue looking. If he's still being all touchy feely after claiming just friends I'd forget his number. He's not looking for a friend, just benefits.