I think it is cool that you were able to stick it out through your awkward period to arrive at friendship. I too asked a man from Tinder to be my friend after we went out several times with no moves being made. I was very happy to have a man friend! Excited even.
Then one night he decided that kissing me and telling me that we should go to my house was a good idea. I disagreed. I haven’t seen him since. He was suddenly “too busy” to hang out anymore and eventually I gave up trying.