We think we know what we want. We're (aries people) very childlike.. And children never know what they truly want. He probably still thinks of you as friend. So that's why he's contacting you. He still cares. He just doesn't want a relationship. I'm sorry he strung you along. We are definitely NOT the best sign. But thanks for thinking otherwise.
We have this thing that once we care about someone and they've been close to us, it never really goes away. If I'm able to, I check in on those who were, even if it's on FB or instagram or something. Just to see how they're doing out of curiosity. Even the treetrunked up ones (those I don't contact though).
I dunno about all Aries, but I don't mind staying friends with romantic interests if the situation permits. It's probably why he's contacting you.
But dude needs to lay off and realize some down time needs to happen first before you two revisit the idea of being friends.
I do think it's dumb on his part atm. Only selfish people keep in touch when they contact you after breaking up with you- mostly the whole "OMG HOW ARE YOU DOING??" bit. This isn't to ease your mind, it's to ease theirs.
back burner doesn't make sense, cos he said he broke up cos he still had feelings for someone else,and my answer to that was : so what ? dont we all have left over feelings for past pple.. and why not just keep having easy simple fun that we were having.. but he went all 'i cant just use u to get over' blabla ..
Mine essentially did this today in email... umm, why ask me how I'm doing? How the eff do you think I'm doing? Why tell me you won't be in the office today? Really? Should I care? Why tell me about some decision you're making about your cat? You apparently don't want me in your life, how does it involve me?? Then ended it with "take care" - a term he knows I utterly despise!
I think I've probably done that a few times. Basically after I breakup with someone (or convince then to break up with me(Libra moon)) I feel like the pressures off and we can be friendly again. The "relationship" was bad...the friendship is not. Maybe that's just me...It could also be that he wants to see how much you're suffering (to make him feel more important) or to keep on hand as a as a possible bootycall? I've stayed friends with all my exes except one