More on why he “led me on”
I remember more now. I had asked Roy about if he’d ever have kids. And he said it would depend on his partner, and he’s open to it since his friends have kids now.
That would directly lead one to believe that he’s open to dating/relationship. And he was basically saying that he didn’t think he’s a person that should be in a relationship.
That latter is something he was not transparent about. And saying things like his answer on kids, or even revealing his past (as if he thought it’d be important for someone he’d date to know), would make one think he’d be open to a relationship.