He's saying he loves you but not the way you think.
Someone can tell you they love you all day long and you still might not believe it.
It isn't that we need proof exactly, but we want something to back up the words.
Luckily, there are many ways that someone can tell you they love you, and one of the best ways is in non-physical acts and emotionally.
If your partner swears up and down that he loves you but then refuses to take you to the airport or pick up your dry cleaning, you might think that his words don't match his actions.
You've probably heard some version of the line, "Your mouth is writing checks that your body can't cash."
What this means is, you're saying something — a promise, a statement, or threat — that you can't physically deliver on. This is true with love.
You can give something lip service and talk about it as if you mean it, but if you can't back it up, then it means nothing.
The way that you back it up means with actions and emotions. If you don't truly feel what you say that you're feeling, you're just lying.
The problem is, it can be hard to understand someone else's emotional vocabulary.
You may not realize that it's a huge deal for your partner to pick up tampons for you at the drugstore, and that it's their way of proving to you how much they love you.
As with any form of communication, everybody has their own way of doing it, and it can be challenging to interpret these emotional actions.
Once again, astrology is here to help you see that love isn't always expressed in grand gestures and showy performances; sometimes, it's the simple, emotional things like really being present that are the truest forms of saying "I love you."
Here's how he emotionally tells you he loves you, according to his zodiac sign.
An Aries man emotionally says he loves you by being your biggest cheerleader.
He loves how competitive you are, and even when you beat him at a game or something athletic, he's happy about your win.
A Taurus man expresses his love emotionally by being the shield and the champion of his partner.
He will be unwavering in his support.
When a Gemini man gets into a disagreement with his partner, he's able to see things from her point of view and will sometimes even change his mind.
When his partner has a crappy day, the Cancer man lets her take out her frustration on him.
He'll stay quiet and calm and allow her to vent. It's one of the best ways that they express their love.
Leo shows his love by making sure that his significant other knows she's valued, wanted and loved.
He'll also proudly introduce her to his friends, family, and co-workers.
A Virgo man shows his love by not only offering advice, but by actually taking the advice his loved one gives him.
A Libra man shows his love by staying in touch.
He doesn't need a reason to call or text you, he just wants to say hello or see how things are going.
Scorpio shows his love by asking, "What can I do better?"
This shows that he wants to be a better man for her and that he trusts her with his vulnerability.
The Sagittarius man tells his partner that he loves her by booking a surprise trip to somewhere that she's always want to go to, even though it's never been his dream destination.
Capricorn men show their love by getting their partner that thing they've been (not-so-secretly) craving, like a gift certificate to a spa.
Or, he'll make a playlist of all her favorite songs and upload it to her phone.
The Aquarius man tells his partner that he loves her by working for a charity she's passionate about, or by donating money in her name.
A Pisces man shows his love by asking how your day was before talking about his.
In addition, he'll be present while she talks instead of going into his head.