I'll try to make this as short and sweet as possible. Met online March 2010. Starting seeing eachother on a regular basis April 2010. It was a friends with benefits thing. I fell in love with him about 6 months ago, but didn't tell him. Now we recently had an issue and he told me that he's been hurt by all his previous girlfriends, that they left him, etc. and he has his walls up and is guarding his heart. He said "It's not that I don't love you, it's just not a crazy obsessive love. I think of you as my girlfriend". He also stated that he isn't fucking anyone else and hasn't since we started. Should I now assume he's becoming more open to an actual relationship...boyfriend/girlfriend thing? We usually used to basically meet for a bite to eat....back to my place. He slept over and cuddled all night after sex and stayed til morning. Now we have started going to the movies, making plans for summer time outings, going out more socially. He is 31 and I am 39 and he has only introduced me to one of his friends. No other friends or family. I feel maybe he has issues with the age difference but he says it doesn't bother him. Tells me I'm beautiful, etc. I am sooooooooo confused. Not very experienced with playing the games of dating. I'm very straight forward.