Yes, relationships can be incredibly complicated.
And, people can become sensitive when they put their feelings out on the line and don’t have them returned. Also, it’s not uncommon for friends to tease or embarrass their friends about people they may like or have a crush on. Perhaps this is why he deleted your insta post.
Going forward. Make sure you know what you want. If you want to be in a relationship with this person, then put that out there.
To help figure out your feelings, it can help to start a journal and write down exactly what it is you want. If it’s just friends, then let him know that. If you want to be more than friends then, here’s a couple things you could do:
- Make sure you don’t get in the friend zone by moving towards romantic partner status
- Take a healthy risk and put feelers out there. Ask your crush if he wants to hang out or do something together
Relationships start and end for a lot of different reasons, but you won’t know unless you ask for what you want. If this doesn’t work out, don’t take it personally, some things are not meant to be.
Whether it’s with this relationship or another, when the time comes, make sure you clearly state to your partner the things you want from your relationship. If he is unwilling or uninterested, then it’s better to walk away and find someone else who is.
Most of all be kind and love yourself. If you do, that shines out of you in every way possible and it attracts the right kind of people.