Re: Is he shrugging me off?
It was obvious that this guy believed that you were moving straight in the direction of soon becoming a couple...a guy would not spend so much time talking to you and texting you every single day if he didn't believe he was "in."
So now it seems he HAS finally gotten the message and is backing off a bit. You can't take that personally. If you are not really into him, if you're not crazy over him then you need to let him go. I know you want to have him as a friend and someone to have fun with, but when somebody really likes you they don't want to just be a buddy. I know you were honest with this guy from the get-go, and he should have listened.
This is why you can't really have just a friendship with somebody when they are really interested in you romantically. Sucks...but that's how it is.
The grass is always greener on the other side...until you get closer and see that it's astroturf~