So step 1 is realizing that it’s not that he’s doing anything wrong or intending to do anything wrong, he just doesn’t understand your experience yet.
Being able to communicate with him will be easy if both you and him realize that you’re not trying to blame him or accuse him of wrongdoing.
These are guys that just take action and they don’t have to say how they feel because it’s clear through their heroic pursuit and protection of her.
So on a subliminal level, the message is communicated to guys that the badass guy who gets all the chicks is the guy who doesn’t need to say anything.
We have almost everything in common and I know he loves me too.
I’ve always known that he’s not the romantic type but in the beginning of the relationship, he always used to say sweet things at unexpected times to give me butterflies, he used to take me out to romantic dinners, etc.
When I work with guys, I put it to them like this: There is no such thing as her “just knowing” how you feel or that it “should be obvious”.