I think that he may be right, the friendship may be best if it fades. Sometimes, actually many times m/f friendships needs to fade when there is a SO b/c that friendship can create trouble and/or confusion of people's feelings. I'm not saying never talk to him again, but it may be easier if it is on birthdays or holidays. One if my best friends is a guy we've known each other for more than 10 years, we dated (briefly), and now we are both with other people in long term relationships. I thought that it would remain fine like this, until august when he confessed that he actually sees us ending up together in the end. Since then I have felt it is better to associate with him less. Plus the fact that my bf has voiced the fact that he feels less than comfortable with me and this group of friends (all guys). I totally can understand that friendships between men and omen can be quite difficult. Sorry if I guano-ed, but I thought my situation might help you out. ~~jax
2c or 3a Cut most of my hair off in July '12 and am working on regrowing it.