Thanks for your response, RP.
In looking back at my post, I realized it was ambiguous at the end. When I wrote that I don't want to burden him with my secrets, I meant that I don't want to tell him something and then ask him to keep it a secret. If there's a time when he needs to know that a particular person is more than a friend, then I want everyone to know. I feel pretty strongly about living openly and being a positive example of our values.