Wow Hillie, Bang on!
I was once in a relationship like that.
The guy gave me a card that said, "Just because I don't show it, doesn't mean I don't love you" and told me to take it out and read it whenever I wanted to hear 'I love you' or speak romantically.
That went for kissing as well. (He didn't think kissing was for sex either.)
BUT...we had sex.
I vote 'true'.