You can also simply say to him: "As silly as it might seem to you, I’m a girl and I really like it when you tell me I'm pretty [or whatever compliment you need to hear]. It would make me so happy if you told me those things once in a while."
Men like simple instructions so they can get it right. You both understand that he doesn’t think the way a girl would, so that's why you're taking the initiative to help him out in this area. Young Adults Prefer Compliments To Sex
Bottom line: if you want to create a better relationship with your man, you need to know the secrets about men. Only a handful of women know these secrets, and as a result, they have the types of relationships we all admire. I discovered these secrets after two years of studying and interviewing men, and I believe they're the foundation of every good relationship.
To find out these secrets and more, I suggest purchasing one of my books or programs in order to join my Private Support Groups, which offer ongoing support from me and the other women in the group. Or, download one of my three free ebooks at KaraOh.com.