So, I've been going out with this guy for 6 months, started out as a distance thing, continues to be a distance thing cause we goto different schools. We hung out a good deal over break, took a trip together and I recently dropped the L bomb . I guess it freaked him out, he feels I have more vested in the relationship then he does. He doesn't want to be in an exclusive relationship but at the same time considers me more than just a friend. I understand him not wanting to be in a relationship cause he just came out, he's finding himself, we're far apart, etc. But if that holds true I feel like we should either just be friends or in a relationship...anywhere else in between and there's a conflict of interest. We talked about an open relationship but he feels that if he does something with someone else he'll be hurting me and stuff because I'm more into the relationship then he is. So what should I do OT...I don't want to lose him cause he's one of the best friends I've had. Should I just start treating him as a platonic friend?