Well to be perfectly honest, he sounds kind of creepy to me. But I'm really not anyone to judge... my record is far from spotless, and I think someone might have just written it on blotter paper. In any case, in my experience, if he's straight and sorta creepy, he wants to explore your dark places. Men are easy. Go for it.
You could always wait until you get more proof, he will show more within time, and someday you will be sure about his intentions and what he thinks about you. It's true that we are all different and these days it's hard to discern a couple because I know, I see, and I'm also one of those whom happen to have a guy as best friend and get along very well and you might think that we are together if you see us out :S (okay we are not kissing or anything xD but still..) it's just that we are comfortable with each other.
He could like you, but he could also be comfortable around you. You could always ask him and make a joke about it (to not sound stupid), or you could wait until the truth reveals itself and gather the required courage that is needed to speak to him
I mean, of course you can make an assumption that he likes you, it's close to the mind, but still...
I have a friend who is used to being very physical, at least with me - holding hands, hugging and stuff, I'm even comfortable sleeping in the same bed with him without bothering to leave my clothes on. We are often mistaken for a couple. But we are just friends and nothing more, however unlikely it may seem. At first I too was confused, and then I asked if there was something going on... no, it wasn't.
So... ask. Is there something more? The way he acts is confusing for you and you just need to know. That's it. And then you'll know and won't have to wonder anymore.
The thing is I haven't got much guts to ask him YET, I've only known him for two months... also, he isn't very physical with anyone else. I relate to your case, I've had that happen to me before but he seems a tad different
Well, of course, everyone is different... but what are your options right now? 1. Leave it be and simply wonder. That would be okay if you didn't care about anything other than friendship, but then, there wouldn't be a problem in the first place. 2. Make an assumption and act on it risking being wrong and f*cking things up. 3. Gather the guts to ask.
I guess, you could always trust your judge of character, if you have a good one. Since I'm terrible at it I usually don't consider it an option, but who knows, maybe it works for you. : )
Haha, I usually don't consider my judgement an option, but from the comments I've been getting, I guess he may be interested in me. I guess only time can tell, but we seem to get more and more physical everyday...