seems like a relatively long time so it may be something to start thinking about as a problem but every relationship and guy is different. perhaps he's just slow to come around, perhaps he is just not good about verbalizing his feelings or perhaps he's just not feeling it yet
No worry necessary. 7 months isn't that long, even though it seems it is. A guy may not tell you that he loves you, but what do his actions say? Is he regularly checking in on you to find out what is going on in your life? Does he like spending time with you? Is he thoughtful, caring and kind towards you? Does he do things to help you out just because?
People can say they love someone and not mean it. This has happened to me a few times. Words are just words unless there are actions to back them up. People can claim they care about you and then do the most selfish things. I think if you have a guy who is treating you right and showing he cares, then you have a boyfriend who loves you. He just may not be saying it because he probably thinks that you should already know that.
Personally, yes, that would probably worry me a bit. Of course, everyone's relationship is different and people develop those feelings at different paces. So, if someone hasn't said "I love you" after 7 months, that doesn't mean they will never be in love with that person. In fact, they could also actually love their partner and just don't know how to say it yet. Maybe they are nervous or anxious about it. Saying those words for the first time can be a big deal for some people.
I've been with my boyfriend for a year and we still haven't said it. But his actions toward me mean way more to me then the words them self. I know he'll say it when he's ready and personally I'd prefer it this way because I know when he does finally say it he will actually mean it 100% and I'll know he isn't just saying it because I said it or because he feels pressured. I've never once brought the topic up. All I know and care about is that he treats me like he loves me, talks about the future with me and involves me in his life which is more then I can say for all my exes who did say those words and clearly didn't man them. and I couldn't ask for more :) be patient.
People care too much about showing the love verbally these days. He loves you or not, you should know the best. He shows you in actions, ie being protective, showing his affection. Words mean nothing if he doesn't treat you right. So yea, dont worry that much. Good luck..
Some people aren't that good at expressing their feelings with words. More often than not, actions speak louder than words. Have you told him you love him though? It's not like there's a rule that the dude has to say it first.
Assuming he shows you he loves you... If he shows you he loves you in many different ways why do you actually need to hear the words? Words more often than not mean nothing at al. Focus on his actions.