xsocalguy8x saideither he doesn't love you back or that he's not ready, either way, you can't force someone to say those words if they don't want to. Just talk to him, see where his head is at, maybe he's mad at you about something. I don't say those words until I know for sure, I've been burn in the past before so I'm more cautious now.
I wouldn't over analyze this too much.
If he feels like saying the words "I love you" he will.
Three weeks ago, my ex roommate's dad called me. At the end of the call, he said, "Love ya, love ya, love ya, love ya you very much."
Those words have different contexts.
Some folks use them all the time.
You may have to accept that he doesn't feel towards you that same deep affection that you are trying to express.
Certainly, don't push the issue. It will drive a wedge between you.
Some folks are terrible emotionally towards displays or actions of affection or praise. In my own instance, my father has not once, ever, told me he was proud of me, or loved me, or hugged me, etc. He always tell me how I will fail. Does he love me? Probably. Is he proud of me? Maybe. Do I like my dad? Not really. He's never done much than make me feel bad when I interact with him. Can I fix it? No. I told him "I'm not going to call you anymore if you run me into the ground ever time I speak to you, so you get to decide if you want to be old and alone, or decent."
Some folks don't do affection well, and, you may have to accept that. Some folks CAN'T do affection well, for various reasons: They don't feel it. They are autistic. They have deeply rooted defense mechanisms. And, so on.