So I'm that same anon. He ended up not talking to me for 9 days straight, which sucks because we used to talk and hang out every day. He said he needed time to think things through and that he only wants to be my friend, which I am totally fine with. We had made plans to hang out today and he totally blew me off. I'm ready to give up on him.
Maybe a break from each other will be good! You two can take time to think.