Northhome: It is not that I feel uncomfortable talking and being open with him. I know that he would accept any conversation I needed to have with the seriousness and consideration it deserves, I am just generally bad at making my needs known. I have the "people pleaser" trait that has been a work in progress for me, but I still struggle with feeling like I am stepping on people's toes. I guess deep down I also fear the potential rejection. I definitely like him, and although we have expressed mutual interest and obviously date, I fear "not being girlfriend material." For these reasons I know I absolutely need to have this conversation with him.
LovingRadiance: Those are some great ways to open up the conversation. I especially like the second one and that may be a good way to open up the conversation. I want him to know I am interested, but not wanting to push anything too soon.