Most Helpful Girl
It could be he just doesn't want you to like anyone else because he wants u to put him on a pedistal. I had a friendship for years with a guy, we only ever slept together once and he would say we were just friends but he hated my other friends and wouldn't share me, we also kissed from time to time and I always gave him back massages. But it hurt me that he would never define the relationship. Over time I realised, he just wanted my admiration. Not because he cared two hoots about me, just because I was a good source of attention and an ego boost for him. He also kept criticising the way I dressed n comparing me to other women. If someone won't say 'I want u as my gf' then they shouldn't have any say in the rest of your life, like who u hang with or how u dress. They are actually kinda toxic.
Most Helpful Guy
Opposite gender friends don't generally work out well unless you're cousins or one is gay or something else. Sexual tension can and will rise up when you two are alone, best friends or otherwise.
You and him are in a gray zone right now. You both need to decide if this relationship is now real and official or not.