1. I made that mistake with a childhood friend, but some people go out of their way and act as if they like you because of your personality, and I wonder why, if I didn’t want a relationship with someone I would be friendly but just that so the message gets across, but to lead people on, why the hell would they do that! PS, normally if you don’t want anything to do with the person, you don’t invest energy into leading them on, only narcissists do that ,but they’re fake and can be spotted.