Crazy Confused

I met this guy 5 years ago. We were instantly friends- total opposites, but friends. He was loud & funny & awkward. I was shy & quiet & girly. We talked and saw each other non-stop for a few months but then something happened and we lost touch with each other. Four years went by with us barely talking, never seeing each other, and probably often forgetting each other. A little less than a year ago, we started talking again and our friendship resumed. We've been talking non-stop for the past couple months and seing each other every once in a while. A few weeks ago he expressed how much he likes me and is willing to wait for me. I'm not sure if I like him back like that though. One day, I'll be all in and ready to tell him I like him but then the next day I'll be scared and unsure and back out. I need help making up my mind. How do I determine if I like him or not? Would it be good to give him a chance even though it would risk our friendship and hurting him?
An Ep User An EP User
Jan 12, 2013