When a guy is in a situation like that, he usually never stops liking you like that unless: 1) he finds another girl who he thinks is incredible (and focuses all his attention on her) 2) you fall from grace dramatically to the point where even he isn’t attracted anymore (and once he’s hooked, that takes a lot! A guy can recover pretty quickly from a gut-punch like that.At the very least, it implies that she is not attracted to his approach, but she at least thinks he has the strength to handle rejection.
It is a well-known fact that there are a lot of people who start dance to meet people – with an eye towards dating.
There are lots of guys who end up in my Beginners class to meet a girl (or because they’re dating a girl who likes to dance).
There are a lot of people who begin to dance after the end of a romantic relationship, looking to fill a void.
On top of that, you weren’t all that into him when he first liked you, which probably made you appear irresistible in his eyes… You’re this guy and you see this girl who you think is pretty, smart, fun, intelligent, etc. So now you’re in a situation where you like this girl and she isn’t feeling you. For a guy, that’s WORSE than a girl flat out rejecting you in a mean way.
It’s a funny thing about people – when you deny someone something, they almost become obsessed with trying to get you. You weren’t that into him at first and he liked you. You like her and you’d love to spend some time with her and see where things go. The reason it’s worse is because if a girl is cold or mean about the way she rejects the guy, at least he can say to himself, “Oh it’s just because she’s a cold/mean person.” Of course, guys use a more colorful vocabulary, but that’s the meaning behind it.