Thanks so much Cosette Ubik, you definitely gave me lots to think about.
Just to answer your questions quickly, though, I have learned from my past experience (and from men’s dating advice! LOL) that when a man is interested, they will let a woman know.
He was communicative enough before we met to indicate to me that he will continue doing so if he indeed was interested.
And yes, I did let him know at the end of our meeting that I would love to meet again (though I can’t recall the exact words I used).
So yes, I assume he didn’t feel the same, or that he only wants to be friends — in any case, I would have preferred to hear this from him and not playing this guessing game in my head… 😞