I shipped him a book for our RPG game through the mail for Valentines day. When he got it he was excited and said, "I have the best girlfriend and she loves me... Well, she likes me!"
Thing is I am in love with him, and now I'm under that impression that he thinks I just like him. I don't want him to think that, but I don't want to be the first to say I love you. He's in this thirties so he should have picked up on some of the hints that I do. I asked him how he felt about me a day ago and he basically said that I need to be patient and give him time (I'm guessing to fall in love with me?) I have a feeling he is falling in love, but Isn't in love with me yet.
Geek? Nerd? More like intellectual badass.
"You ran through Africa, and Asia, and Indonesia.. And now I've found you, and I love you. I want to know your name."
If you don't want to be the first to say "I love you," then honestly, his sentiment about you needing to be patient/give him time applies here, too. Honestly, there are some men out there who are spot on "hints" and "signals," there are men who misinterpret them when they aren't there, and there are men who miss the mark completely, but the only way to ever tell or let someone know for sure is to tell them. And if you want him to know that you are and have fallen in love with him, then it is something I would talk to him about, or "I love you" is something I would simply say. If you're not comfortable with doing it first, then it's likely you're going to have to be patient and wait for him to say it in his own time.