If a man says people have seen something between you two could that indicate his feelings go further than friends only?

It has certainly peeked his curiosity and yours too by the sounds of it. Sometimes we don't see good things when they are right in front of us. What harm could it do to go out on a date, get to know each other and then decide from there. Both of you ... quite wondering, go out on a couple of dates and see where that leads you. If he doesn't ask you out, then you ask him out and let nature run it's course. If you are meant to be together you will be. Good luck Marcy