Why would you tell him that when it’s not true?
Face it…you only “like” him now because he’s moved on from paying you as much attention. You see him adorning these other chicks with time and what not and you want that back.
The second you were to tell him that you “liked” him my guess is that you’d be so over him you’d be annoyed that he was still standing in your presence. This is text book. Chick gets attention from guy who likes her. She doesn’t like him. He moves on. She suddenly decides she likes him.
Do yourself a favor and take some time to truly think about if you like this guy. If you do, then have at it…go let him know and see if he wants to deal with your romantically. But after some soul searching, my guess is you will realize that you don’t like him but you don’t appreciate him having other options. He wanted you. You shot him down. Now he doesn’t want you anymore but you still want him to want you even if you don’t really want him.
Oh, the humanity of it all.