Difference between dating and boyfriend girlfriend
He will be prepared to make you his official girlfriend and treat you as such.
He likes the security of having you around and he will always have a fall back as long as he keeps you close. If that man wanted to be in a relationship with you then he would make it happen.
Hell some guys don’t even really want a relationship yet they will still lock the woman down to ensure that they get what they want.
So if he isn’t prepared to officially make you his girlfriend then his mindset is clear, and you should take this man at his word on this one.
He is not prepared to be obligated to you or to commit to you.
He wants to be able to deflect your questioning of his actions and his whereabouts.
He told you he doesn’t want a relationship so why are you still essentially giving him one?