I am dating a scorpio man for 2 months now, I am taurus.
For the first few weeks he would compliment me a lot and give me nicknames or call me pretty or beautiful. He left to go back to his home country a week ago and will be there until September, and he has been a lot less flirty since he's been there. Now he will still ask for photos of my day, but will no longer compliment me in them.
Yesterday for example I wrote 'hello handsome x' and he said 'hello x'. I will say 'i miss you' and he will say 'i miss you too', but he doesn't initiate it anymore.
I texted him 'i want a hug from you' and didn't get an answer. Last night I said 'good night handsome, muah' and he wrote 'goodnight muah', and i just feel so deflated that he no longer calls me pretty or is as flirty. He does call me though, on Monday he called me and we spoke for an hour about lots of deep topics such as our dreams and hopes, and when we were together in person we would also speak for hours on end. On the phone on Monday he said if the country goes through another lockdown which it may happen, that i should jump on a plane and join him. I told him yesterday that I miss him calling me nice things and spending time with him, and he said he misses me too, and that he doesn't want to come back to this country but the only reason would be to see me. I said we rarely text nowadays and he said that's true, and especially now as he is busy with work and friends. Where we live he has just one friend, but in his home town he has a large group of friends. Why does he not text me as much though? It is mainly me now texting him good morning etc.
I don't want to force him to call me nice things, I want it to come naturally. I am thinking of just not calling him handsome anymore, and not reaching out as often either. Is he losing interest, or is this normal that he pulls away like this?