most guys like being asked out.Most guys like it because some are shy, some want to see if the girl will make the first move (curious guys), but some guys want to take control and ask first...but most guys like it!!
Yeah! Just go for it! Even if he says no, at least you gave it a try. And If he rejects it, it's his lost, don't feel all upset because a guy rejected you, you still have a long life left so don't use it up on one guy who won't go out with you!! There are other fish in the sea!
Your boyfriend actually has good taste and manners. Why is it so important that he hugs and kisses you in public .... trying to impress your friends? Holdings hands, an arm around the waist as you are walking or standing is fine, but who wants to have to look and people sucking face out in public! There is a place for intimate affection. A quick peck on the cheek is fine or a rub on the shoulders. He sounds like he's just a private person and wants to keep it that way. If he is acting the same when just the two of you are together then you have problems and you need to tell him how you feel. I find when people make a big issue of wrapping themselves around each other or giving "the tongue" out in public they are covering up their insecurities and basically saying, "Look world, we have it all. Don't you wish you did." In 33 years of marriage my husband puts his arm around my shoulders, my waist, and yes, we even hold hands out in public, but we aren't aware of others around us and we touch in this way because we truly love each other and enjoy each others company. So, if this is all you have to worry about with your boyfriend consider yourself lucky. Doesn't sound to me like he doesn't love you.
Some men get tired of being "shot down". If he has spent those first few years being denied, he may not see what the point of repeatedly trying is. I don't know about your situation, but I am speaking from experience.
It should be very evident if he isn't spending much time with you. When a guy and girl meet and go together (we use to call it "going steady") then it's just as important to remain honest and true to each other is it is when you are married. These are some of the signs he could have other girls on the side: Breaking dates with you Not going out with you on weekends Not phoning Not giving any excuse or caring to give you an excuse for missing dates Being disinterested in you if you are out on a date and appears preoccupied Before you accuse him of anything be sure he isn't going to college, studying or simply working hard. You know him better than anyone else. If someone has told you he is cheating on you, or he hasn't been around a lot it's time to communicate with him. If this is what you think he is doing then tell him straight up about it, and even though I am sure he will deny it (cheaters usually do) look him right in the eye when you say it him ... "the eyes are the windows of the soul" and not one person can lie straight without blinking like a becon light or they will look away from you. There, you will have your answer. Good luck Marcy
You both need to see a marriage counselor. Together. If he won't go with you, then visit the counselor anyway to help your self-esteem then find a good lawyer.