Not necessarily .. young adults often have no idea what love is or what if feels like..and they all too often confuse it with infatuation. It is better that he be honest with you that to blurt out something he doesn't really even understand or genuinely feel.
If you ask me, I think he is being honest .. He likes you, he likes to spend time with you .. He probably even wants to spend the time it will take to get to know you .. THAT is how it's supposed to happen. THAT is the ONLY way you know when "IT" happens .. "IT" is the real thing.
It takes time for one to love their partner! Maybe you should ask yourself! Listen to YOUR heart before you leave him! If you love him you might want to consider telling him and he might tell you the same! comment if this was helpful!
honestly, hes hiding his feelings . he doesnt wnt you to know that he loves you because hes trying not to love you because he doesnt wnna get hurt . he says he likes you , so you care evn more not to leave him