I don’t think I can handle being friends right now, and if you need an explanation I understand, but it’s probably better that you don’t
i think it’s obvious I’ve had feelings for you and I don’t think you’re aware of the magnitude of that. Not the magnitude of those feelings, but the fact that I’ve had feelings and acknowledged them as legitimate. I do want to be friends with you, but as of now I’m not able to differentiate between feelings of friendship or attraction toward you. I don’t want this to come off as inappropriate, it’s just important to me that I set my priorities straight before I do anything to jeopardize a future friendship with you, like sending this message. So I wont.