In the past few weeks he invited me to several events with his friends and work colleagues, and always tells me how much everyone loves me/ raves about me afterwards.
But here is the problem. Lately, even though he's inviting me to all these things (and even had this weird drunken conversation where he indirectly asked me to be his girlfriend...) he is very awkward and aloof around me lately. We don't get a lot of time to hang out and just... do boyfriend/girlfriend things so I find he's awkward in conversation. He's also very... not affectionate. I get the feeling like he's afraid to come on too strong or something? It's awkward though because like when we're hanging out with his friends he's very talkative with everyone BUT me. It's just such mixed messages! It also seems like he is very willing to invite me to group things, but not as keen to hang out just him and I having dinner etc.
I think he's a real catch but his awkardness/ lack of physical affection makes me feel really unsure of his feelings and makes it really awkard for me to pursue the relationship. In text he is very forward about how he feels but in person I feel like he's barely interested in me at all! Is he just nervous?
How can I make him feel more comfortable? Do you think he'll warm up to me in time? What can I say to him to help the situation - should I just come out and say this?