It means he likes you, but isn't about to admit undying love. Guys are more reversed about there feelings. I have never told a girl that I loved her. I have said she's beautiful, amazing , awesome, that I like her, etc. But I'm not about to open up and sing you some gushy love ballad about how my love is like an undying fire or something like that. Girl are more open with there emotions. But yeah, if he has feeling for you, as awkwardly worded as that is it means he likes you.
It means exactly what you think it means. It means he likes you. He thinks there is something special and he wants to find out what it is.
When a man admits to love, he really is thinking marriage material. So be careful about the way you use the word love as well, because you can scare him. The fact that he isn`t saying it is a really good sign, considering you have only been seeing each other for a short time. He knows that love for him can`t come that easy and it takes hard work.