1. We have good conversation and enjoy similar things = no boredom
2. We have regular sex = no loneliness
3. All his friends think his girlfriend is really cool and hot = huge male ego booster
But with all that said 1, 2, & 3 do NOT = he loves me.
Cheers to the million and one emails that we have sent to one another over the years! Our forward progression through life in our 30's has been powered many times by the balancing acts of emails from friend to friend.