You're dating a cute guy casually for about a month. He's smart, cultured, well-read, well-traveled, calls when he says he will, dresses well, and believes in chivalry. You two have amazing chemistry, and he mentions how he can't wait to meet your family, and despite being from California, he loves the east coast and has no plans to return to Cali.
He calls you one evening to tell you that he can't commit to a relationship right now, because he's applied for medical fellowships around the country, and has accepted one in Chicago, beginning in February.
Oh, but he wants to still be friends.
a) cry and eat a box of chocolates,
b) tell him to go to hell, and that it's his loss,
c) try to convince him that long-distance relationships aren't "too bad," or
d) answer "uh, OK" in a surprised silence, cut him off when he tries to make small talk, and sit staring at your wall, wondering why on God's green earth a guy would get involved with a girl at all when he had possible relocations coming in the near future, and why you wasted a month's worth of Saturday nights with him?
Just askin' is all.