Silence after sweetness
This is similar to the “I don’t know” misunderstanding. You tell your man you are so excited to spend a whole two weeks alone, just the two of you, on vacation. You tell your man you have never loved someone as much as you love him. You tell him you feel like he fits into your family perfectly. And he says…nothing. He smiles. He nods. Women often read this as very cruel—as the guy passively saying that he feels the exact opposite way. The truth is, he may just not feel whole heartedly the exact same way, and he knows what a dumb*ss he looks like when he tries to fake enthusiasm. He doesn’t feel 100% the opposite as you do, but he doesn’t feel 100% the same. So he says nothing.