I have been corresponding with this guy for what seems like forever.
He could be kind of shy and a little intimidated by the idea of meeting, so he is dragging it out. He could be waiting for you to do the asking. Depends how much OLD experience he has. I am a guy BTW and my advice to you is to go ahead and propose a meet! I mean yes of course you have the right to want the guy to lead the way. I think after that much emailing and texting, you have determined all you can from that medium and a face to face is the next step. It could change everything. People become enamored over emails and talking on the phone and can have this pseudo relationship and then when they finally meet they discover it isn't going to work and they wasted a lot of time. It's better to know sooner than later so just ask him! :)
I know I am tickled if a woman proposes the first meet.