Man, how do I get myself in these situations... I have a lot of guy friends, because I'm into a lot of "guy" things, like cars (tuning and mechanics, not just what's pretty and fast), video games, computers, etc. I have a lot of girl friends too, so don't get me wrong. Every one of my guy friendships are strictly platonic, because I have a boyfriend, and I'm not the cheating type. Now, the dilemma. I met a guy this evening at school, and though we only talked here and there during class (we were lab partners but in a large group), we hit it off, and later agreed to get coffee on Thursday. I think he's a cool guy, and I'd love to befriend him and branch out my network a little. But I know, and you girls KNOW that you can tell, that he is "feeling" for any relationship potential. (If you'd like details...I caught him staring in class twice, and at the end of lab, I took forever to get my things together, but he still waited for me, and as we exchanged numbers he seemed awkward) So my question is, how do I let him know that I'm looking for friendship only? I know that bringing up the boyfriend card in conversation is kind of rude at this point, and if I did that things would be too awkward afterwards, and I probably wouldn't hear from him again. I don't want to just ignore him or cancel indefinitely, because I want to be friends. How do I ease things over to friendship before I make the wrong impression?