How do I make my boyfriend more affectionate and romantic towards me?

My boyfriend and I have been dating for a year and half. I love him to bits and I’m sure he does too. My boyfriends the type of person who’s not big on social media he hardly posts pictures etc. I just find that sometimes his not as affectionate/romantic towards me maybe it’s just his character. He hardly ever plans cute dates together like going restaurants, surprises me flowers or take the initiative to do things. It was our first anniversary and we didn’t even celebrate apart from just say happy anniversary. Even before it was valentines he said he really disagrees with the idea of Valentine’s Day. He says we shouldn’t celebrate one day to be all lovey etc everyone should still be all lovey everyday. Since he knows I like that sort of stuff he still did buy me roses. We hardly take photos together, it’s usually my initiation. I did confront him about this & he said his not the type to take pictures in general he says when his with me his having way too much fun to take his phone out and take pics. When he does it feels forced because I mentioned it. My birthdays coming up soon, he makes a comment what do you want me for your birthday. Rather than asking me why doesn’t he think outside the box, pay attention to what I talk about sometimes. He can easily get anything and I’ll be happy it’s the thoughts that counts. I can’t really explain it, it’s just nice to see someone care about you spoiling you, planning cute dates, surprising you.

Is this normal for guys to act this way? How can I make him more affectionate and romantic? I always go all out for his birthday or whether it’s Christmas?

It’s just upsetting my sisters, cousins and friends relationship their significant other is so affectionate towards them. So loved ur both of them posting pictures plans posts about each other. The boys going all out for girlfriends. Makes me feel like shit, am I over exaggerating everything? He does treat me well and loves me, he just doesn’t do all the above.
How do I make my boyfriend more affectionate and romantic towards me?
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