Confused as f*ck rn, can someone help?

So I'm sleeping with this guy. We've been doing this for the past year. We are extremely intimate with each other, like cuddles, pecks on the cheek, deep conversations etc. We have a lot of banter and we get along really well. Though he won't let me make food for us because he counts it as a girlfriend thing but he has made me breakfast before.. weird to me but whatever.

The problem :
We're exclusive but we can still date other people... that doesn't make sense to me. We can go on a date but if we want to do something more with that other person then we have to end it. Personally if I'm gonna go on a date I'm likely to consider doing something more with that person so to me there's no point being exclusive. He said he doesn't see anything more with me then so why are we even exclusive? he's the one that wants to be exclusive. Am I being a clown here or what? Maybe I just don't get men. I don't even care about being exclusive nor being in a relationship which he knows but if we're exclusive then I'd rather be exclusive properly. I'm unsure of what steps to take, if I should carry on with this shit or just move on.
I also don't understand why anyone would want to keep dating or chatting to people if they are content with what they have going on now. Can someone provide clarity on wtf is going on?
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Thanks guys for all your input. Just a bit of extra info:
I don't know if he's actually even gone on a date. Neither of us had dating apps/dated other people until we had a disagreement and we stopped talking (nothing to do with other girls just little things that were bothering me behaviour-wise). So we stopped seeing each other start of June. I moved on, went back on dating apps and so did he but then after 2-3 weeks he messaged me with a long voice note apology. I decided to forgive him.
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We were properly exclusive before, since restarting this shit we had not discussed going back to being exclusive - the other day we were talking and he told me we're exclusive to which I was like O. O neither of us know what we want but I'm content being friends with benz but being exclusive makes me feel guilt for chatting to other guys. I don't have feelings for this dude so I don't feel the need to be exclusive.
Confused as f*ck rn, can someone help?
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