Exclusive but not serious? What does serious mean?

Anonymous
I've been casually dating this guy for about 2 months and it had been going pretty well until I started develop feelings for him. The other day I asked him what we were doing and he said that he thought he'd been clearly signalling that he wasn't looking for anything serious. I pointed out that a lot of things he'd been doing, like holding my hand, kissing me in public, taking on dates, seemed to indicate the opposite. But he just said he wasn't looking for anything serious but that he didn't want either of us to date or hook up with other people.

I kind of think this is a bit unfair and trying to have it both ways. Like if you want to be exclusive then there should be a possibility of the dating heading somewhere - right?

tl;dr: So, basically, I'm wondering what serious means to guys? What does not wanting something serious mean? Can you not want to be serious but still want to be exclusive? Am I basically just a booty call or do the dates mean something?
Exclusive but not serious? What does serious mean?
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