I found this article that was fascinating. It's a study conducted over several decades regarding what makes men happy and fulfilled. I offer this to you so that you'll have a better understanding of the man you love...or will love.
Suffice it to say, that men crave the close connection of a relationship just as much as do women.
They don't show it...and sometimes act as if it isn't that important, but read for yourself and see what the researches discovered.