My boyfriend says I’m attractive to him but he doesn’t show any affection. Is this just a chemistry issue?

I’ve been dating this guy for about 6 months. The first month or 2, we were all over each other, there was great chemistry and things were easy. Touching him was easy, there was great conversation and it was easy to plan things with him, get together. It was awesome.

Now things are just kinda weird. He stopped touching me as much. He like barely acknowledges me when we’re with friends. For example, he had a concert at a brewery that I came to see. Instead of hugging me at the end he went & talked to his girl friends from college. I felt super awkward. Another time, we were all at a park with his sister & friends & he just sat away from me the whole time, looking on his phone.

We do get together and he does show me touch but just barely. It’s like when I’m leaving or upset. But every time I bring it up, he promises he likes me and is attracted to me. It seems he only shows me touch when I’m leaving or we’re intimate. Also, he says I don’t initiate anything but I’m uncomfortable. When we’re in public, he doesn’t hug me, hold my hand etc. He just kinda stands there or treats me like a friend. And when we’re together he doesn’t put his hand on me much etc.

This may just really be his personality (very reserved). But I don’t like it; shouldn’t it be easy to touch your SO?

What’s going on? Is this just normal for some guys? I cry a lot bc I feel so strange when I get home.

Also, he does like lots of alone time. He texts me and checks on me every day and cares for me but likes to see me about once a week.

My boyfriend says I’m attractive to him but he doesn’t show any affection. Is this just a chemistry issue?
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