He doesn’t feel that he is compatible with you.
He just wants to be friends so as to take off the pressure of romantic expectations.
When you first started chatting with this guy on the online dating site, there may have truly been romantic sparks between the both of you.
Indeed, he may have began his interaction with you on the online dating site with this kind of romantic excitement.
The both of you may have interacted for a while on the online dating site before deciding to meet in real life on a date.
The both of you may have met on a date or two in real life by now.
This is where things may have changed for this guy, forcing him to come to the decision that he just wants to be friends.
Upon meeting you in real life for a date, he may have sensed that there was something missing.
In other words, he may not have sensed the same kind of excitement or chemistry that he felt with you when he was chatting with you on the online dating site.
This does tend to happen to some people who meet on online dating sites.
As they interact on the online dating site, it may really seem that the romantic chemistry is there, but this is not always the case when they actually get to meet each other in real life.
After having met you on a date in real life, this guy may have decided that he just wants to be friends with you because he just couldn’t envision you as a romantic prospect anymore.
There may have been a way that you went about using your body language that made him feel nothing but a friendship vibe for you.
Perhaps you were nervous upon meeting this guy at first and as a result you didn’t behave as confidently as you had been when chatting with him on the online dating site.
You may have simply built this real life meeting up to a point in your mind that you just made yourself too nervous by the time the date arrived.
Hence, your body language and the way you went about communicating may have struck this guy as totally different from what he experienced on the online dating site.
If you went on a consequent date with this guy, he may have decided to give it time before he made a decision on whether he just wants to be friends with you.
However, the consequent date may have done nothing to make him believe that his chemistry with you would improve.
Hence, he decided that he just wants to be friends so as not to prolong this any further and keep giving you false hope that there may be romance on the horizon for the both of you.
A guy that you met while online dating may have also told you that he just wants to be friends because he may have actually been dating a number of girls that he met on the online dating site at the same time that he was dating you.
This is often what happens when people are online dating.
Being that there are lots of dating options, they take advantage of that by dating multiple people simultaneously.
This guy may have gotten to the point where he felt that he had better romantic chemistry with someone else that he may have been dating at the same time that he was talking to you or dating you.
He may have decided to focus all of his attention on this person.
As a result, he told you that he just wants to be friends so that he can relieve pressure on himself and also not waste your time.
Understand that these kind of occurrences aren’t unusual in online dating.
This may simply be a guy that you would have never been compatible with even if you had originally met him in real life instead of on an online dating site.