i Amore te can be detto easily without emotion and feeling. a crush= i really like te and i could learn to Amore an equal, keep your guard up, and dont trip over your heels in eagerness, to be happy for ever after;-]
Just give the kid a chance, boys never do that, they are too scared that they won't be men again if they mostra feelings. What I mean is that he really cares about you... and te care a little bit about him(that's why te asked for help and didn't break his heart). Good luck!