I'm not terribly hung up on labels, but in the age of this millenial dating thing where you're together but you're actually not, things can get a little confusing. For context, I was seeing a guy for about 9 months last year, but he was totally and completely averse to the "boyfriend" label even though we were exclusive.
So... what constitutes a boyfriend/partner/significant other?
Most Helpful Guy
If you tell each other its exclusice, then It sounds like you guys are dating
Most Helpful Girl
I think it's safe to say that you guys are in a relationship and that he's your boyfriend. My boyfriend never asked me to be his girlfriend but it just kind of happened. If you both are in agreeance to not see other people that should be enough to consistuste him as your boyfriend.