Like we talk daily-text and sometimes via phone (I don't want to overkill it). He says good morning beautiful every morning.
We were playing Black Ops (online because he's in a different state) and his roommate was watching and started showing off and was like "is she your lover" and he's like "no that would be kind of hard, she's miles away". His friend started showing off more and he told him to stop lol. So later that night I asked him "so I'm not your lover?" And he's like "no" and told me that he thought that meant sexual partner. I said no that means like "I like you-you like me" and he asked me to be his "lover".
why did he deny it? To show off in front of his roommate? He is in the army maybe it's him being macho?
I don't think he denied being your lover to show off. More or less simply because, as he stated to you, he thought lovers meant to have sexual relations. Which clearly you guys aren't, at the moment. Everyone's definition of lovers is different.