|I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news but this is going nowhere honey.|
I don't feel comfortable talking about meeting because I don't know him well enough and he lives so far away. He also says that he is very emotional and he sends me texts asking me to give him compliments and make him feel good, which I find a little strange.
From your own mouth you have given 3 sufficient reasons for why there is no hope plus he has to ask you to give him compliments. He's insecure and to tolerate such behavior would indicate that can't do better which is not true.
Recommendation: Cut your loses and start over from scratch with the next guy!!!