it’s alright, it doesn’t matter. i don’t need him to like me. it doesn’t matter if he likes me or hates me — i just need to do exactly one thing for you. doctor, am i right?
Don’t you see guys. He loved the bow tie wearing Eleven-look-alike because it reminded him of the best parts of himself. The goofy, fun loving, caring, more affectionate side of him. But then he met Danny, the soldier. And when Clara tells the Doctor that she’s in love with Danny, he only sees the worst of himself reflected. That’s why he was afraid Danny wouldn’t be good enough for his Clara. But he forgot to look further, because in reality, Danny has the Doctor’s best bits.