If there is no title then it is not a relationship and no excuse or brief background history on you two will change my opinion. People say this is a grey area and all relationships are different but I highly disagree and let me explain why. For those who say “We agreed to only see each other” then something is being unsaid or someone could possibly be hiding something. The entire purpose of being exclusive is then defeated if you two are not boyfriend and girlfriend.
By nature, guys tend to go with the flow and if you two seemingly have a good thing now why would he want to ruin it? What ends up happening so much time has passed without a title feelings get involved and we become reluctant to walk away in hopes one day he will say “hey let’s be boyfriend and girlfriend.”
What incentive are you giving him to make that commitment? You two are already doing everything couples do without the added pressure.
So why would he ever make that change? Don’t make it too easy for him. I know we all hate ultimatums and want to seem like a “cool cat” but days could turn into months and months can into turn into years. No matter how “exclusive” you two are you both still are technically single.
You’re leaving the door wide open for him to potentially meet someone else and he couldn’t be at fault because he’s not your boyfriend, right? Relationships can be complicated and full of mental and emotional distress, but dating is supposed to be fun. It’s not longer fun when someone has already acknowledged they want more of a commitment and the other doesn’t.
The dynamics of the “relationship” has already changed and you’re silly to think if you can keep this up for much longer with no title. Communicate. Communicate. Communicate. If you two can’t get on the same page then maybe it’s time to move on, don’t you think?