Would you feel comfortable asking him out straight if he wants more? Or even joke with him that someone has asked why you aren’t together and see his response?
If you are in it for potentially more but he is not, it would be good to find out sooner rather than later. You can then stop the feels (if that’s possible) and carry on reaping the benefits or nip it in the bud and protect your heart.
Oooo that’s a tough one! Could you see yourself travelling to Australia to see him? And he back here to visit you? If so it could work. However the time difference is immense. Could be quite difficult to connect ofte.
OMG I had the exact same thing. I was starting to get paranoid he didn’t find me attractive. There was no little touches or much flirting going on but he kept saying how much he liked me. In the end we had a drunken night and I went in for a kiss. It was as if I released the sexual-ness as he we couldn’t get enough of one another after that! ?
He said he wanted to be respectful. I like that but risks things going into the friend zone for sure.
He must like you more than a friend if you met on a dating app as the main reason to meet is for it to progress. I would suggest making a move! Nothing to lose.