He won't hurt his friend. Although this is frustrating you should be happy about it. It shows what a great guy he is that he would consider someones elses feeling over his own selfish wants. Let him know you understand and build on your frienship with him. When he is free to be yours it will make your relationship even stronger.
im guessing the friends of the guy you like, like you. so thats why he wont go out with u? its good he cares about his friends like that. but he should talk with them. if he really likes you, they shouldnt mind.
it happens...i've found that if they really like you enough, it won't matter soon who else likes you.
whos friend are you talkin about??