Get to know him as a friend and suss out if he's boyfriend material ;-)
He probably DOES like you.
As long as he is not married, you have my blessing.
Your friends are your friends, they will not care if you like him, they will be happy for you and support you.
first of all get clear about what you want, then attract it by having no doubts nor fears!! the Universe is here to assist you & support you in your dreams!!
"It is natural that by knowing what you do not want, you are able to clarify what you do want; and there is nothing wrong with identifying a problem before beginning to look for a solution. But many people, over time, become problem oriented rather than solution oriented, and in their examination and explanation of the problem, they continue the perpetuation of the problem. That which is like unto itself, is drawn—so tell the story you want to live and you will eventually live it." Abraham
Hey PRITY, confusion is normal, we all have it! Abraham says, when you are confused go general with your desires, feel good & see what happens. You have lost your past confidence only because a new truer deeper one is coming!! And yes, you're always close to d solution, just see d bright side of things & keep focusing on it & d Universe will start to show all its magic to you!!