He has never been in a distance relationship. What do I do?

So almost 2 months a ago, my long distance relationship of almost 2 years ended, when my bf left me for someone else. Now a good friend of mine recently admitted his feelings for me, and that he has felt like that for about 9 months. He’s a good guy, does like to party, drink and smoke though which I’m ok with, but not every weekend. My main issue is, it would mean me getting into another distance relationship. He has never been in a distance relationship, (which honestly suck!!) what do I do???