Most Helpful Guy
I'm not going to answer your question, rather I'm going to tackle what you've raised in your comments.
"He listens to my stories, but never shares an opinion. It's like he doesn't care to hear."
From what you say, he's really into you, and likely wants to communicate well with you. The issue may not be that he's 'not listening' but that you aren't getting what you want from the conversations.
I suspect what he's doing is actually learned (though maybe not).
Most guys, when a girl tells them stories, offer solutions to problems. This makes a lot of women mad, it makes them feel like he doesn't care to hear about her feelings and just wants to 'fix' her so he doesn't have to hear about it. (It's generally meant as the opposite - guys want to help fix because they care, and guys give advice to each other rather then simply doing things partly as a way of demonstrating confidence).
Anyway... he's not reacting the way you'd like, but he may not know what it is you'd like him to do. I can guess, but I might be wrong.
But I'd suggest directly telling him what you're looking for emotionally when you share stories with him. If he's as into you as he says, he will want to not just 'do what was asked', but will be happy to be able to emotionally support you once he knows how to do it!
Most Helpful Girl
Yes, it can grow and come out any time. Sometimes all it needs is time and/or the right situation to come up that brings the two together in that way. I don't know if I would have the patience to give it a chance to grow if there wasn't some degree of spark or something special there.