I completely get what you are saying. He lets me be me in a way that I have never felt before, and forgives the bad bits. Plus I like very much the complexity of his mind. Yeah, he's a keeper. Even if I STILL can't get hold of him tonight. Ah well.
Hey don't forget subtle...affection is often shown very subtlely. Think unconventionally, because after all, he's an unconventional guy.