The things have gone a bit rough after that because I went on holiday, he went on holiday, I told him I missed him and it freaked him out. He began saying that he thought I gave him more than what he could give me, all that kind of stuff. Obviously he doesn't realize that all I need from him is what he is already giving me (just lacking a bit of kind and loving words but I can deal with that). He is so sweet and kind in person, I really like talking to him and being around him, even if we don't kiss or hold hands or do any romantic gestures at all. Now I am obviously insecure because of his reaction but I know how he is in person, and he's not really that cold distant person he suddenly became lately.
So the thing is: I don't really know if what I feel for him is love or really just like him. Because I care about him, just today he told me his godfather died and all day I've been concerned about how he is dealing with it, because they were really close.
I really don't want to close myself up to him now after what he told me, I want to acknowledge my feelings and deal with them first.
How do you guys know to tell the difference between liking someone and being in love? But please tell me about being in love for real, not the obsessive and not eating all day thinking about your loved one kind of love.