We are JUST friends for now, and I don't want to lose him as a friend.
What exactly are you after-him as a friend or as a boyfriend? You two are friends, which is what you want. So what's the problem? He flirts, but I guess you don't flirt back, since he doesn't ask you out on a date, which you haven't indicated if that's what you want or not, while you're dating other guys. He should be the one that's confused, since you don't know what you want from him. How is he suppose to know? He might think that you just enjoy the attention. I think he's laying low until you figure out what you want. But when you figure it out, don't expect him to be a mind reader, which is a mistake a lot of women make.