I've been in a relationship with an ISTP for about 8 months now and so far I think it's going really well. We both have similar interests and senses of humor. We need more time and space to ourselves probably more than most couples, however we see each other about three times a week and can hang out the entire day and night without getting tired of each other. Neither of us have much relationship experience, we're both a little socially awkward and anxious; for example when I told him I liked him for the first time he just looked down and didn't say anything for a good minute before he finally got up the courage to say, "I like you too." I know he likes me by his actions more than words - he always wants to snuggle, kiss or touch me in any way and when I tell him "I should probably head home" and always tries to grab me and keep me there with him for as long as he can. And we I finally do leave he'll watch me drive off and hold his hands over his heart (adorable).
So since this relationship started neither of us has used the word "love" until I finally got up the courage to say it tonight...via a text after saying good night. His response? "*snuggles and purrs* You're too awesome."
His line "you're too awesome" made me a little insecure as to how he really feels. To me that sounds like something you would say to a best friend, not a girlfriend of eight months. I'm really hoping it's just his awkwardness or fear that held him back from saying he loves me too but now there's doubt in my mind. So I wanted to get some opinions from ISTPs or those dating ISTPs about this?