How long have you known him???? It takes a while to develop a trust for someone after being stepped on like he says. I know I feel the same way...scared to death to get into a relationship, afraid of being messed with or used, or just plain treated crappy. My suggestion is not to push things. And let him go at his own speed with this. If there is love involved, it will show in time. I dont believe true love can happen overnight...or even a few days in cases like this. Give it time, and you will know...!!