he is only bold this way only because he is only expressive of how he feels. but he isn’t not bold enough to express it because words never come out right. but i think it’s mostly because he is afraid, of losing what he already has now. he is contented.
I disagree with this. I prefer " A real woman can do it all by herself, but a real man will help her anyway" The thought of any man - let alone a "real" one - forbidding me to do anything really chaps me.