In this case, you should give yourself time to decide. While doing this, get to know the type of person he is by spending a little bit time with him and making your own investigations. Build friendship with him so that it would be easier for you to weigh him by looking at his good and bad side. Then, you can decide whether to be with him or keep him only as a friend.
Think carefully if you think you can trust this person. If you do, find out about your common interests, hobbies or a musical taste for an example. After this you are ready to go out with him. You should do this if you think you could like this person and you feel eager to know him better.