So I (28F) met this guy (33M) through Bumble that was incredible sweet and fun to talk with. We had a phone call and a few video calls where we talked for more than 4 to 5 hours. We met up twice in person. I thought our meetings in person went well. We had an insane amount in common, from things like culture to movie tastes. He was very easy to talk to and I liked how positive he was. To be honest, I felt such a great connection with him that I wanted to keep on dating him and getting to know him more. He really was someone I connected with. I've been on multiple dates before and have been in a long term relationship. Even though I've only talked to this guy a handful of time, I really felt such a great bond with him from the minute I met him and I thought he felt the same way. He was very flirty on our dates and was complimenting me.
Well today, he texted me saying that he felt a more "friends vibe" and that we should leave it at that and that we could still be friends if I wanted to and that he was really sorry. After I got that message, I just felt so lost and confused. I think i'd feel less sad if it was a guy that I didn't have strong feelings for. But I really felt so positively about this guy that I'm surprised it didn't work out.
So how do you all get over a person you felt a strong connection with? I'm trying to get back on Bumble but the thought of just swiping after random guys sickens me after I already met someone that I clicked with.