Additionally even though they don't expect things in return, I would still try to do little things back in return. He told me how even though he didn't eat fast food anymore he could never cut off taco bell because he loved supreme steak wraps, so as a surprise I brought him one when I went to visit about a week later.
Now once the deal is done, I would say let it be done (once you determine if he is single or not). As I said, I tried to reciprocate texting first, communicating first AFTER his decision, and he put me in what would be known as the Taurus "harlem" (as I have seen busy call it in posts- hopefully I am speaking right). Well I refused this, and I was very broken and sad...and overall blew up (Mars in Sag took over). I am a bit of a softie and apologized later but said my decision stood. He flirts to see what my responses will be and I ignore/blow the advances off, because I know HIS decision stands and so should MINE. We are still managing to be friends though, probably not the best idea but I am bad at completely severing ties...especially in this situation because I feel like I could have done more or I am the guilty one. Granted I blamed him at first and was angry, but it is apparent that thing started to fall apart when he initially commented "you must really miss me" so it started with me.