Women are aroused by touch. Men are aroused by sight. I recomend giving this coming of age talk to any man you would be dating.
You can say it directly without sounding needy. You should be able to be open and honest about what you feel, what you'd like, and how you make each other feel when you do and don't do something. You cut through a lot of BS and disappointment that way.
I need more love...simple as that...if he doesn't get it then he is a douche and you need to find someone else
Read together a book called "her needs, his needs" by harvey. Lookmfor it in amazon. Read it together and do the test together. A couple that works in the relationship has less chance of breaking up.
Just say "I wish you were more affectionate with me"......duh. Why is communication so hard in relationships these days? Why does there always have to be some way around saying what you really mean? If you are in a true relationship where you both love each other, it shouldn't be that hard to talk to one another.
He hasn't said I love you and it's been a year? Okay that's kinda strange.
How long did you know him before you guys became a couple?
Be straight with him even if it sounds needy
It's not going to sound needy. Just tell him it's what you like and what you want.