Like McDonald’s, they’re everywhere. They’re always on the market, because they don’t form and sustain good relationships.
Inside jokes or nicknames also foster intimacy, because you’re the only two people who share them. They’re a way of shutting out the rest of the world while the two of you get to know each other better.
Appreciate his loyalty to family and friends, and his need to spend time without you in other relationships. Never compete for his affection with people who are important in his life.