Hello and Welcome to Just Answer,
Are you looking for advice on how to try and get back together or are you looking for a reading?
If you are looking for advice please answer the following questions so I better understand your situation.
How long were you together before the break up?
How long have you been split up?
What caused the split?
Who broke it off?
What is his age and your age?
Guys tend to have the same excuses women do, when a guy says he wants to just be friends with a women that means he really isn't interested in getting back together but does not want to hurt the womens feelings either.......thus by offering friendship he feels he is off the hook for a relationship.
I wish I could tell you that things are going to work themselves out, but based on what he has said and done so far it sounds like he has moved on. You can try the friendship route and work on the girlfriend angle slowly if you like. Just make sure you nurture the friendship by inviting him out and simply being a friend........men tend to want things they can not have. His feelings were hurt and this may be his way of acting out from that pain. Be patient and treat this as a friendship only for a few months to see how he reacts to you having moved on. Sometimes guy will see this as a bad thing and jump back into the saddle.
By being his friend, but still going out with other guys and getting on with your life he will be forced to make a decision on what he wants. All us guys know that there is always another guy out there ready to take our place........so by showing him you have moved on he must decide what he really wants.